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Introducing the Dynatrace Extensions VSCode add-on

Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

It is my pleasure to announce that Dynatrace Extensions 2.0 developers who use Visual Studio Code now have access to a specialized toolset to help them at every step of the way.  The Dynatrace Extensions VSCode add-on came about roughly half a year ago from a need to speed up the writing and managing of extensions, automating content creation, packaging best practices, and bringing all of this closer to our developers - in the code editor.

In the Platform Extensions team, we've been using it for the past months and now the project is finally live on the Marketplace and can be added to your Visual Studio Code editor to supercharge your Extension 2.0 development.

How can the add-on help?

  • It creates a new view in your editor to manage all extension projects you're working on as well as all Dynatrace environments you're deploying extensions to
  • It offers quick VS Code commands to build, sign, deploy, and activate extensions. As well as generating the credentials needed, documentation, overview dashboard, and alerts for your extension
  • It can validate your YAML manifest against our official schemas, but also bring forward specialised diagnostics for details that produce valid YAML yet still cause issues at runtime
  • It can scrape Prometheus endpoints or run WMI Queries and generate the metrics & dimensions part of the YAML based on the extracted data
  • It generates entire Unified Analysis screens for your topology as well as individual parts of the screens (like charts and entity lists)
  • It can test your metric & entity selector queries against live data

... and more

Got your attention? Why not try it out?

Go to your Visual Studio Code editor and open the Extensions menu, then type "dynatrace" - the add-on shows up as:



Find out how to unlock its full potential at:  

The add-on is an open-source project fully hosted on GitHub therefore we encourage the community to collaborate and share any ideas, improvements, or issues. Code contributions are also welcomed and anyone can help shape the future of this project.


DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader

Already installed. 😉

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Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

I'm accepting this answer as the solution. As it definitely is the solution 😂


Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

Good overview from yesterday's observability clinic:

Dynatrace Extensions 2.0 provides a powerful framework to extend Dynatrace with additional observability domain knowledge for specific technology domains, e.g: Apache Kafka, F5 Load Balancers, Database Observability ... A Dynatrace Extensions allows every Dynatrace user to define what and how ...

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