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Configuration API for Service naming rules?


Hi, I am trying to find whether there is an Configuration API available to define or copy the Service naming rules. In one environment I have defined the rules manually and I am trying to use Configuration API to GET, modify and POST the rules to a new Environment. Please let me know if there is an API available for this?

Thanks, Suresh.


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Within the configuration API, you can pull the metrics on each rule and then post that into your new environment as shown here:

We had Dynatrace Support do the migration for us so it was apples to apples


thanks @Chad T. I am not looking for metrics, I am looking for renaming the Services with rules using API

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At the moment, you cannot transfer service naming rules via API and you have to recreate them manually or maybe ask Dynatrace support to do that for you as @Chad T. mentions.

But it's likely your situation can be also covered by the Service detection rules. Those are for a different purpose. They can be migrated via API easily.

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Hi Suresh,

To migrate the service naming rules, you can use the /conditionalNaming/{Type} endpoint.

In your case, the type will be "service", and as you said, first you need to do a GET and then do a POST in the second environment.


Hi Alonso, looks like this API is useful for process groups not for each service

thanks Alonso, conditional naming API gave a good lead for the solution


Hi @Alonso de Cosio F., @Július L., and @Chad T. i have made some progress to get this done.

As Alonso mentioned, I can do the GET to pull all the services and their IDs using conditionalNaming API {{tenant}}/api/config/v1/conditionalNaming/:type

and do another GET on id to pull the properties of that service {{tenant}}/api/config/v1/conditionalNaming/:type/:id

now the question is, to do POST this in new environment where I want to modify and create as a new rule, I am not able to find how to GET the HOST_GROUP_ID values for new environment so that I can modify the Payload and POST to the new environment to create the rule(s)

fyi, this is the payload I am trying to POST in new Environment to get the rule created. Not sure how to get the HOST_GROUP_ID values of new Environment. if I get them, then should be easy to create. Please suggest.


If I know how to GET the HOST group IDs using API, simply i can replace that in the payload and do POST.



Here is the solution:

  1. Using ConditionalNaming rule API GET the Services and their IDs’ where all the Service naming rules are created {{tenant}}/api/config/v1/conditionalNaming/:type
  2. GET the properties of each Id {{tenant}}/api/config/v1/conditionalNaming/:type/:id
  3. GET the host group ID of the host group of the the enviornment where you are planning to create the rule using API {{tenant}}/api/v1/entity/infrastructure/hosts
  4. Take the meId from #3, modify the #2 response and POST the payload using {{tenant}}/api/config/v1/conditionalNaming/:type

Hope this helps!

Thanks for your inputs @Alonso de Cosio F. @Július L. and @Chad T.

Thanks, Suresh.

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