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Is there an "external service" equivalent in Dynatrace?

rick_boyd
Mentor

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


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kyle_kowalski
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Hi Rick,

Does this page of the Documentation help or are you looking for something different? https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/server-side-services/service-monitoring/how-do-i-monitor-3rd-party-service-providers/


no that's something different


chris_geebelen
Dynatrace Mentor
Dynatrace Mentor

Hi Rick,

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

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/server-side...

Kind regards,

Chris


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
Franz


Makes sense now, thank you