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Is there an "external service" equivalent in Dynatrace?


in AppMon you can define a sensor that denotes an external API call, is it possible to do something like that in Dynatrace?


Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

Hi Rick,

Does this page of the Documentation help or are you looking for something different?

no that's something different

Dynatrace Mentor
Dynatrace Mentor

Hi Rick,

The equivalent to an external API in Appmon is a custom service in Dynatrace:

Kind regards,


I still don't think this is it. We used that to define a batch service, so I'm aware of that configuration.

One of our microservices is using the elasticsearch transport client, and rather than showing calls to elasticsearch, it shows that time as being spent in our process. we would like to specify the call to elasticsearch (unmontiored) as its own component in our service flow and timings

Hi Rick,

if you define the call to Elasticsearch as an entry point for a custom service it will be displayed and timed separately in the service flow.

You can then use tagging to mark all your external services if you like.

best regards

Makes sense now, thank you