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Dynatrace custom license consumption

Hello friends of the community,

I do have a question on Custom License Consumption but first lets get out of the way the official documentation:

I Got 66 Application Server in my Environment.
If I want some precious jmx metric I use the good old JMX/PMI plugin editor.

I activate the plugin to catch the new custom metric "Hogging Thread".

Then I decide that I would also love to know the pending user request count per each application server.

So my guess is that I will consume 66 x 2 (pending user & hogging thread) =132
But I'm now consuming quite more than 198 plus custom metrics.

I'm sure I'm missing something on consumption calculation, can you support me ina having a clear picture on subject?

Thank you


Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

Custom metrics are consumed per component and per collected dimensional value.

If you have 2 metrics, at 66 hosts with 3 applications (processes) each you will consume:

2 * 66 * 3 = 396 custom metrics

Can you please share more details on how many hosts and processes you turned it on?

Senior Product Manager,
Dynatrace Managed expert

Oh Hello, sorry for the delay!

I have 66 Application Server (Processes) and 2 metrics (Hogging thread and Pending user request) so the calculus will be 2*66 and this will be correct.

As I casually discovered there is a way to see the actual consumpion per activated plugin as mentioned by @Julius L. : Settings > Integration > Custom metrics overview:

although I'm a little bit disappointed about jmx being a custom metric since it was a common one in my previous monitoring experience.

Have a great day

DynaMight Legend
DynaMight Legend

There is an overview within the tenant available at:

Settings > Integration > Custom metrics overview

This will give you more insight into consumption. Metrics are consumed as @Radoslaw S. mentions. If you have multiple dimensions or more processes, you might easily find yourself consuming much more metrics than initially expected.

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