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Disable Custom Metric ext



can i deactivate custom ext extensions?

I have these ext metric:



Can i deactivate this custom metric?

Consume a lot of DDU and i want to deactvivate it.

Thank you



Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

That metric is coming from the IBM i extension. You can turn off that extension if you go to Settings -> Monitored technologies -> Custom Extensions -> IBM i and disable the endpoints.

I'd assume that someone installed it due to needing to monitor IBM i though, so make sure that you're not removing monitoring that someone needs.

Ho Mike,

i don't want to delete the custom extension monitoring but some of the custom ext metric for have little consume of DDU license.

It's possible? Or deactivate metric?

Thank you a lot

ELisa Gaiti

Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

That's not possible in a generic way. Many extensions have specific configurations to not monitor everything, such as the IBM i extension allowing you to select which jobs to monitor.

DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader

@Mike_L, What if we remove the reference from the metric in the extension zip, in files and plugin.json, then re-zip and upload as a new version to Dynatrace and to AG?

Will it works?

Site Reliability Engineer @ Kyndryl

That will work but you'd lose all support of the extension and not be able to migrate to new versions without redoing the change every time.


thank you for your answers.

It is possible to make a suggestion of a change in the other version of Dynatrace?

We don't use a lot of ext metrics but these metrics consume DDU.

I can ask the possibility to deactivate in the future release of Dynatrace?

Thank you a lot

Elisa Gaiti

Hi @Mike_L! How to get through areas that @elisag mentioned above? Thank you for any feedback in advance!

Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

Please raise an RFE on the forum regarding "Allow to deselect individual metrics in extensions and not just feature sets".