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Questions about Metrics Ingestion Protocol

AntonioSousa
Champion

I did some testing around the Metrics ingestion protocol, and I'm pretty confident I'll be using it pretty heavily.

I strongly recommend those who ingest metrics into Dynatrace to take a look:

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/metrics/metric-ingestion/metric-ingestio...

I have some questions that I haven't found replies for:

  1. How do I classify the data that I send? Can I say it's seconds, or a %, MB, etc.?
  2. It says that we can access the data through Custom Charts, but I believe it can only be done through the new Metrics Explorer. Is this right?
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robert_schausbe
Dynatrace Contributor
Dynatrace Contributor

Hi @Antonio S.,

ad 1) we are currently working on adding further metadata options that can be configured for a metric key ingested via the new line protocol, this will also include "UNIT".

ad 2) yes, you are right - Metrics ingested via new line protocol are only accessible either via Metrics Query API v2 or the new Metrics Explorer

alexandre_marl2
Organizer

Hello,

We discovered this new api this afternoon and got exactly the same questions !

Is this API new ? I didn't see any blog post about it or i missed it.

Will it be available in custom chart ? (Not mandatory for me but it is more a question)

Big thanks. It is a good way to inject data inside dynatrace easily.

Alex

Yes, brand new 😉

I've already done custom charts and into the Dashboards, but you have to use the new Metrics Explorer...