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Local self monitoring Capabilities


Hello Everyone,


A couple of weeks ago we had a problem with the elasticsearch drive filling up on one node, which caused the dynatrace cluster to under perform and eventually go down.

We are looking into a solutions to have our own drives/cluster nodes/activegates monitored using dynatrace itself and found the local self monitoring solution, however, looking around the community and the documentation I couldn't find enough information. We have 3 main requirements and then the rest are pretty much good to have.

1. Does local self monitoring allow for monitoring of the cluster node drives (elasticsearch/casandra etc)

2. Does the local self monitoring allow for monitoring of the activegates, can I get notifications if one of the activegates goes down?

3. Can the alerts from the local self-environment be received as problems on my production environment.

Note: I am not able to switch it on yet unfortunately, since it is a customer's instance, and they would like more information before going that way.


Thank you,

Ahmed Khaled

Certified Dynatrace Associate - Senior APM Engineer - SRE/DevOps

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You have here self-monitoring metrics available.

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So the 41 metrics that I find when typing dsfm in the metrics section, are the only self-monitoring capabilities available?

Certified Dynatrace Associate - Senior APM Engineer - SRE/DevOps

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Hi @AhmedKhaled_94 

For Cassandra and Elasticsearch healthcheck we always go to this old thread 

If you want this information to show up as a metric with in dynatrace you will need to automate the running of the utilities on a cluster node, save the information to files on a directory that one of your AG can reach and build an extension that will convert the status to a metric ..... 



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