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Custom service Entry points question


Hi there,

is there any way to "restrict" the Entry points settings to specific services/hosts?

I only see this setting available under the global settings, as shown in the screenshot below:

Thanks in advance for your help.




Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

The Custom Services define a service, so restricting it to a service is not possible. We are currently adding the ability to restrict it to a set of process groups or a host group though. Would that fullfill this requirement?

Hi Michael,

yeah I think so. That would be great, thanks!


@Michael K. two quick questions about this:

- Is there going to be "Filtering by tag" functionality?

- When we would expect to get this feature (roughly)?

Thanks a lot,


Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

We are planning a feature that would allow to specify a Custom Service for a set of Process Groups. We are also planning a feature that would work similar to the tagging feature to cover dynamic environments. ETA most likely this year.

Hi Michel

Any update or ETA for Custom Service for a set of Process Groups


If you edit your custom service, there is a "Optionally restrict custom service rules by process groups" section you can use

@Michael K., Is there a performance benefit (ie in speed of instrumentation) to scope this to specific process groups? I assume that the default behavior is "check if this class is loaded in the process" in ALL process groups.. which may be expensive..?

I'm comparing it to Appmon where specific sensor rules could be applied to specific agent groups.. and i recollect there was advisory that is a best practice in improving instrumentation speed..