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how can we monitor a FTP connection using Dynatrace SaaS?

surya_ghanathe
Newcomer

how can we monitor a FTP connection using Dynatrace SaaS?

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Julius_Loman
Leader

Can you be more specific what you want to try to monitor?

Availability of FTP service?
Data transfer (rate, throughput)?
Certain clients - if they have the connection?
Availability of FTP from the application?
What type of FTP server? Platform?

Anyway, there is no such functionality out-of-box, I believe you will have to write your own oneagent plugin for that you need to monitor the service in general. If you want to monitor the FTP service from the application point of view (your monitored application uses some FTP service), then it depends on the application and technology.


surya_ghanathe
Newcomer

I want to check the availability of FTP service.


Hello @Surya G.

I guess you can use the HTTP monitors to check the availability. Please have a look at the below link for more insight and possible options.

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/synthetic-monitoring/http-monitors/creat...

Regards,

Babar

jeff_skilton
Newcomer

I would like to know this too. We have a critical FTP / SFTP server or service running in our environment that is KEY to the application health. Data / updates and feeds come in and are processed into the database. This data is then used in the APIs and webservices already monitored by Dynatrace. We monitor the apps, the webservices, the SQL server, but we have a blind spot on the SFTP server and the data feeds. We need to monitor this somehow and wonder if someone has already built an ActiveGate plugin or OneAgent plugin that can do FTP/SFTP

We also suggest , similar to other SaaS products like NodePing And PingDom and other services that SFTP/FTP protocol be added to synthetics. A synthetics test that could connect, and check for a file present, do a test upload or download of a small test.txt would be a GREAT addition to the Dynatrace synthetics tests.

s_sushmitha
Newcomer

Even we want this feature added


Hello @Sushmitha S.

I guess you can use the HTTP monitors to check the availability. Please have a look at the below link for more insight and possible options.

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/synthetic-monitoring/http-monitors/creat...

Regards,

Babar

Thanks Babar. I am looking at something more specific. Can you help me with FTP URL availability using Dynatrace HTTP feature

Hello @Sushmitha S.

I took the below information from the shared link.

A Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file is a JavaScript function that determines whether web browser requests (HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP) go directly to the destination or are forwarded to a web proxy server (from developer.mozilla.org).

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/synthetic-monitoring/private-synthetic-l...

Regards,

Babar