Since Dynatrace AppMon 6.3 the Url Monitor which is included in Dynatrace AppMon now also provides the possibility to specify timeout for connections.
Therefore for Dynatrace AppMon >= 6.3. and if you don't need the ability to pass a custom header to the server (see version 2.0.0 below) please use the included URL Monitor
This plugin extends the dynaTrace URL Monitor plugin and allows specifying a timeout for connectionsIt's based on a post from the dynaTrace Forum.
version 1.0.0: com.dynatrace.diagnostics.plugins.UrlPlugin
adds possibility to pass a custom header to the server
Robert Kühn, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH
Required time to close the server connection.
1 if the connection timed out, 0 otherwise.
1 if content verification was successful, 0 if not, no value is provided if content verification is disabled.
Time elapsed between sending the URL request and receiving the first byte of the response.
Size of the response header
1 if the HTTP server sent a response in time, 0 if not.
The HTTP status code received from the server mapped to a number.
Time elapsed between sending the URL request and receiving the last byte of the response.
Size of the HTTP response.
Socket Timeout = 1, otherwise 0.
Average network throughput achieved during retrieval of HTTP response.
Please see the dynaTrace documentation (
) for a description of configuration options. Additional configuration options for this version are:
the socket timeout in ms
the connection timeout in ms
Import the Plugin into the dynaTrace Server via the dynaTrace Server Settings menu -> Plugins -> Install Plugin. For details how to do this please refer to the dynaTrace documentation:
Just a question regarding the URL Monitor Plugin, when you set up the URL Monitor how would you prevent it from triggering an alert every minute (evaluation timeframe)?
I would like to configure it to trigger the alert when the URL has breached the allocated threshold and also trigger another notification when it has cleared and not repeatedly.
The URL Monitor itself doesnt trigger an alert. You can define an Incident that is based on the return values of this monitor. The Incident itself has an evaluation timeframe. The Incident also has the notion of "Incident STart" and "Incident End" and wiill only trigger the action upon start.
Please have a look at Incidents. If you have more questions feel free to post them in the general dynaTrace Open Q&A forum
We're seeing strange behavior with one of our URL monitors. We have an old version of the website and a new version of the website. As standard practice, the old site is decommissioned and has a maintenance page set up. All requests should be getting redirected to the new site, but what we're seeing is instead the Monitor is actually executing against the old site and returning the maintenance page. We've done an nslookup on the server and collector machines, both of which point to the new IP address, and going to the page directly in the browser also redirects correctly. It's just the URL monitor that is stuck going to the old site IP address. Is there some DNS caching in the collector that would prevent it from updating to the new IP address?
Hi All ,
I'm using url monitor to create a monitor to be used by an incident , I want the incident to send an email in case the url isn't working so ,,
which measure is the best to check the status of url if it's up ?
In one of my last Live Q&A Sessions I implemented exactly that Alert based on a URL Monitor - check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysh_HL8HDoA&index=11&list=PLqt2rd0eew1bmDn54E2_M2uvbhm_WxY_6
I think the best is if you use the HostReachable in the combination with the HTTP Status Code. So HostReachable >= 1 && HTTP Status Code <= 200
Should it be hostreachable: 1 (severe lower limit) and http status code: 200 (severe upper limit and severe lower limit) with logic as AND?
Hi. It should be Lower Level 0 for Hostreachable. Why? Becuase you want to be alerted if this value goes to zero or below zero -> thats how the lower severe threshold is evaluated.
As for HTTP Status Code. Here I suggest you do an HTTP 400 for Upper Server. Why? Because up until HTTP 400 requests are kind of OK - unless you also want to alert on 3xx which are redirects.
So - to sum it up:
Thank you for the reply. Is there a way to get the URL also as a retrieved measure? I am using the extended email plugin and I would like the email body to contain the URL as well.
Measures are numeric values that you can chart. We dont return the URL as this would not work with charting
Thanks a lot Andi ,
I'm just trying to monitor whether server is up/down/reachable.. however, I don't have any specific that I could use for that purpose. Is there any other way to do so by skipping the http request, I would like dynatrace to use ssh instead to detect whether or not host is reachable
Thanks for your cooperation
Try this one: Availability Monitor Plugin
It looks that plugin is not working for dynatrace 5.6, I installed it and it's running forever. do you have any other thought in regards to server monitoring state (up/down)?\
I am trying to monitor specific server with the URLs, While doing so i'm not getting the proper response from dynatrace plugin. Dyntrace plugin only gives me the first request response which takes 4.58KB & 15.54 ms, whereas browser shows response of 647.88KB & 1.6 Sec.
Need to know the why this is happening.
The URL Monitor plugin ONLY downloads the one URL but doesnt download the whole page including all images, js and css files. that explains the difference on what you see in your browser tools. If you want to measure the full page time you could go with this plugin: Web Transaction Monitor Plugin - OR - look into our professional Synthetic Monitoring offering that we have: http://www.dynatrace.com/en/products/synthetic-monitoring.html
I am using the URL monitor plugin for some urls on our environment. Which was working fine. But for some of the URLs health checks were throwing this error even after
Disable certificate validation was enabled.
SSL handshake failed, this may be caused by an incorrect certificate. Check 'Disable certificate validation' to override this.Exception message: peer not authenticated
Can you help with that.
This is something we've dealt with before but I agree that the checkbox doesn't seem to disable the validation. I've had luck with this when I also changed the Protocol to HTTPS when disabling the certificate validation. The test usually ran just fine after that. We're running a slightly modified version of the plugin though, so it may not affect your version.
We got an issue with HTTPS connection after moving to Dyntrace 6.3. We found out that it happened due to the RC4 Cipher being disabled on JRE version 1.8 due to security reasons of it being a weak cipher.
You can check that information on Oracle JDK-8076221.
To check the cipher that the URL is using, you can use NMAP Enum Ciphers.
With the JDK information plus the Dynatrace knowledge, it would be possible to re-enable it by doing the procedure:
- Edit the file "DT_HOME/jre/lib/security/java.security" (on the collector that runs the URL monitor)- Locate "jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms"- Edit it and remove "RC4"- Also edit "jdk.tls.legacyAlgorithms" and remove "RC4_128, RC4_40"
However we tested and it didn't work. From tests with JRE versions, it seems that the latest version that RC4 worked was JRE 1.8.0_45.We were able to use the URL monitor by removing the OOTB JRE on the collector installation and re-installing with JRE version 1.8.0-45.
This is just a workaround to monitor those URLs, however the best approach is to change the cipher on the webserver that you're connecting since it has security issues.
If you have a modified version. Please share us the updated version. We will be happy bump up over version.
Please let us know.
Seshi, I'll have to check with the developer and make sure they're OK with it . Were you able to change the protocol and see if it worked?
Did somebody ever solve the problem?
I have the same issue and tried also the disable certificate validation checkbox with https configuration.
I'm not able to get the stuff running.
Or it would be helpful to know what keystore this plugin uses so we can import the needed certs.
Are there any way to send host-headers or any other type of headers? We would like to monitor a multi-homes server and use the 'Host' header like this curl example:
curl -verbose --header 'Host: www.example.com' http://184.108.40.206
i dont think this is supported in the moment. As the project is open and on github one could add that feature.
Hi I have still Problems with TLS 1.2
I get the following Error message, also when Disable certificate validation is enabled:
SSL handshake failed, this may be caused by an incorrect certificate. Check 'Disable certificate validation' to override this.
Exception message: peer not authenticated
I am having problems with both the URL and SOAP monitors sometimes. The "ResponseCompleteTime" measure is sometimes giving values >2000 ms whereas when I take a look at the purepath response time, the max is around 80 ms. I am very confused with the difference. Can you please explain why the "responseCompleteTime" is sometimes so high whereas the purepath time remains low?
Hi. Can you post this question on the discussion forum? https://answers.dynatrace.com/spaces/148/index.html - i would like more people to benefit from the answer
Sure Andy! Thanks
This Community Supported plugin seems to be unnecessary given the URL Monitor plugin delivered with AppMon. If there's a need for this Community Supported instance, perhaps we should clarify the difference. The Overview paragraph at the top of this page mentions this version contains a Connection Timeout value, but so does the one that comes with AppMon product.
I'm having an issue where the URLMonitor is not following a redirection. All the browsers that I've tested follow the chain of redirections just fine (even on the Collector itself), but the URL Monitor just reports "Status: finished", "Message: NoHttpResponseException", "Last Run Result: incomplete", and the Detailed Message includes "The target server failed to respond." The URL in the Detailed Message is exactly correct.
I've looked at the raw HTTP being returned and the only thing unusual about it is that the response includes a Host header with an internal hostname (not reachable from the collector). Is the URLMonitor using this Host header value in calculating the redirection target? (It probably shouldn't be; as I said, none of the major browsers has a problem with this redirection.)
If I set the URLMonitor to look at the target of this redirection (on the same host), then it works fine.
Is this a reasonable guess as to the cause of the issue? Any suggestions for a workaround? (other than to bother the site maintainers to use something like X-Server in the response headers instead of Host)
Is there any way to put in a retry logic where if the url is not reachable or in a desirable state the monitor would immediately retry and if it failed again then generate an alert. So on failure try once again.
Hi Team,URL monitor 6.1 was working fine till date but today I'm getting following exception:
SSL handshake failed, this may be caused by an incorrect certificate. Check 'Disable certificate validation' to override this. Exception message: peer not authenticated
Even I checked the Disable Certification validation check-box but issue doesn't get resolved.
I do have Dynatrace Client 6.1. Please suggest where should I check now.
Hi. I see you also posted the same question on the forum. I suggest we continue the discussion there: https://answers.dynatrace.com/questions/165562/url-monitor-61-ssl-handshake-failed-error-in-dt-61.html
yeah sure I didn't get response over there so I posted here also
After some tests, it seems the url monitor plugin does not work for 2-Way SSL communication.
Could you confirm that ?
I need to verify one URL with de POST method but my POST Data parameter is in JSON, with the google extension Postman my URL works fine.
It's possible to do that with this plugin (URL Monitor)
when I wrote it's possible to do that with this plugin. Is it regarding 2-Way SSL communication ?
I set up the following parameters in the dtcollector.ini file :-Djavax.net.ssl.keyStoreType=pkcs12-Djavax.net.ssl.keyStore=/logiciels/dynatrace/psc-client_edf_fr.p12-Djavax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword=xxxxxxxx
but these parameters are not taken account.Do you have a sample ?