Hello @Noah K.,
According to this documentation page:
Service quality reports
"Service quality reports address service quality across the entire environment. Therefore, you need to have access to the entire environment to view these reports. Analyzing and persisting the required aggregated data per Management zone isn't possible."
That is a very good question. A few things to note.
1.) Management zones will allow you to see reports. Provided the following:
2.) You can have both Applications and Synthetics available within a MZ. You can also have one of each, depending on your use case.
Here are some examples:
In this case i have a management zone that does not have any applications or synthetics within it. Just hosts and services
This one just has Synthetics and we can see just the synthetic reports surrounding that MZ
Finally here I have the MZ removed so the entire environment is included and you can see i have both Synthetics and Dynatrace Reports available to me