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Average & Percentile Show the Same Value for Usage Metrics? Why?


Hello - 


I am charting CPU usage for containers, and I was hoping to display average utilization in conjunction with percentile utilization metrics on the same dashboard.

However I noticed that when I select a percentile value for aggregation, Dynatrace simply shows the me the average value twice (see screenshot).  Why is this the case?  Does Dynatrace not calculate percentiles for system usage metrics?

Thanks much,

Joel Bpercentile_q.png


DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

Hi @j_butzow . Not all metrics are capable of aggregate as percentile.

This one you are currently using, the builtin:containers.cpu.usageMilliCores, can be aggregated as auto, avg, max, min only.

You can check the aggregation possibilities in the metric page:

Captura de tela 2023-08-23 142503.png

You can also find metrics that accept the percentile aggregation in the docs,

Site Reliability Engineer @ Kyndryl

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