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How do I configure Dynatrace to capture request attributes via methods in .NET?

kmandrup
Newcomer

Trying to follow the guide at:

"How do I capture request attributes based on .NET method arguments?"

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/monitor/tra...

Can't find the menu item suggested in step 1. Screenshots missing before step 10. Not a Dynatrace expert but a consultant working on assignment. Please provide more details or add screenshots to the article for each step to make it more clear. Thanks.


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Here is option you need Requests Attributes. There you should see this:

Click on this button and you will see whole form:

Click Add new data source

Pick .Net Method parameter(s) and you will be able to pick method of your choic from process group you pick. But you have to remember that you will need recycle of application pool (or restart of service) to make instrumentation work.

Sebastian


kmandrup
Newcomer

Great. Thanks for the quick response. So what Dynatrace is this? Some dashboard on the server side where it is installed? Or is it the web UI? The Dynatrace Collector? How would I normally find this Dynatrace configuration app on a windows system? I\m confused. Why I could not find it and follow the steps. I only have the Dynatrace client and OneAgent installed locally (as far as I know). Might have web access to some kind of server side interface, but not sure since I'm an external (consultant).


sonja_chevre
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Hi Kristian!

based on our previous conversations in the OneAgent SDK GitHub project (https://github.com/Dynatrace/OneAgent-SDK-for-dotn...) I have the feeling that you might be confusing our two products.

Are you sure your company is using Dynatrace and not AppMon? AppMon is our classic APM solution, while Dynatrace is the newest platform based on A.I. for problem detections. I understand it can be confusing, since the long name of AppMon is "Dynatrace Application Monitoring".

You can find the documentation for AppMon here: https://www.dynatrace.com/support/doc/appmon/. In AppMon we don't have request attributes, but maybe that business transactions would help you: https://www.dynatrace.com/support/doc/appmon/appli...

To help you solve your issue quicker, I would recommend you to post your question in the AppMon forum (https://answers.dynatrace.com/spaces/148/view.html... and really describe the problem you are looking to solve.

Hope this helps!

Sonja


kmandrup
Newcomer

Thanks Sonja. I will ask those in the know. I know for sure I have downloaded the Dynatrace 7.0 client and Oneagent but not sure what is installed on our servers. Just hear them talk about a Dynatrace Collector. Didn't know about AppMon until now. Yes, a bit confusing. Thanks again.


kmandrup
Newcomer

Finally got confirmation that: "It is indeed called AppMon in the license, but in the application, everywhere states Dynatrace. Till now it didn't matter"

What would it take to upgrade a typical AppMon enterprise license to the latest Dynatrace product?


Good we could clarify that. AppMon and Dynatrace are two different products (with different deployment), so it is not only about the license.

Our sales team are the right people to talk to about moving to Dynatrace. I would recommend you to talk to get a better understanding of Dynatrace (and a demo!).


Yes. Just talked to my boss regarding this. As we suspected as well. Now time to investigate through Dynatrace sales channel.


kmandrup
Newcomer

Hi Sonja,
Our internal Dynatrace expert have contacted your key account manager/representative, who claims that the latest Dynatrace AppMon 7.2.5 should work with classic agents as well as with oneAgent. https://www.dynatrace.com/support/doc/appmon/rele...

However that is not the real issue if I understand it correctly? The problem is AppMon itself which does not support certain more advanced features and doesn't have the same control interface. Right?

Thanks. Getting closer.

PS: Telia has a license expiring end of 2019 and is considering the options going forward.


Correct! AppMon works differently than Dynatrace - and request attributes is a Dynatrace only feature.

In the mid time, you could still look at "Business Transactions" in AppMon. I posted the link to the documentation earlier.


It's not oneagent but appmon agent. Special version of agent that is using onegent binaries but it does not have autodiscovery etc like in Dynatrace product 🙂

Here you have solution for appmon about request attributes:

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/doc/appmon/administration/sensor-configuration/method-sensor-rules/

Sebastian