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This product reached the end of support date on March 31, 2021.

How does Observed Tiers feature work?



I have a number of question on Observed Tiers configuration.

- Should we instrument the method (configure and place sensor to JVM) that makes a call to observed tier to make communication visible on Transaction Flow dashlet?

-Does it support only specific protocols (ie, TCP and HTTP only)?



Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Hi Alex,

Please read the documentation on how to set this up

You should not be required to manually place sensors in the processes calling this 'observed tier'. OOTB Auto sensors should detect any request coming out of an instrumented tier. You will, however, have to define your observed tier in terms of either hostname/IP address, host:port, or JMS destination (queue name). Then AppMon can associate those requests with the observed tier.



DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader

Hello @Radu S. @James K.

We were trying to add a 'Load Balancer' as an observed tier and followed the documented instructions but LB isn't appearing in the transaction flow, we tried almost all the 'Match' and 'Patterns' combinations.

When we enabled the 'W3C Resource Timing' to capture resource information then we found the 'LB' as First Party Content.

One more information required about the 'Service Name' and 'Instance Name' whether we can use any meaningful name or there is some specific information required for both.

  • The service name is a user-chosen identifier string that becomes the caption of all collected calls in the transaction flow.
  • The instance name is also a user-chosen identifier string, but with some special features. It can be filled with captured arguments and return values, the method name and the service name.

How to configure the proper rule to show the 'LB' in the transaction flow?