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SLO for custom metrics


Hi all!

I've a use case on ingested custom metrics. I need to do a SLO depending on the value of that ingested custom metric.

My case: 
I have multiple hosts with a custom metric
with value range of 0 to 3 (0- OFF, 1- ON,...)

i have three questions:

  1. Can i create a SLO with that custom metric?
  2. Is it possible to create a filter for the values of a custom metric(ex: metricvalue ==1, metricvalue == 2,...)?
  3. And if it is can i have a example?

Thanks all,


Dynatrace Helper
Dynatrace Helper

You are trying to monitor states with your metric.

Metrics in Dynatrace are timeseries and therefore suited for capturing measurements, and not states. This is something I cannot recommend, for monitoring states "Business Analytics in Dynatrace"
powered by Grail would be the better choice:

However, to answer your original questions:

  1. Yes, you can use any metric in an SLO.
  2. Yes, that's possible with the series condition of the filter:
    Or the partition transformation: 
    Depends on what behavior you want to have.

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