as per the current documentation the Prometheus integration does only support counter and gauge metrics but not histograms:
Are there any plans or roadmaps to support Prometheus histogram metrics? Or any proposed workaround to still get this data into Dynatrace? We have some components that expose histogram metrics by default and we consider these as very relevant for us to be monitored.
Thanks in advance!
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@Lukasz_Be would know what the plan is moving forward. Currently we indeed only support gauge and counter.
A workaround would be to "massage" the data in a script or such and then send it to Dynatrace using the metric ingest API.
@JohnDoe , @Roland , @DanielS & @henk_stobbe : in a meantime "mid-term" became a "short-term" plan, so the current ETA for the histogram metrics support is the beginning of CQ1'23. There was a huge step to take before we can get into the development here, so sorry for the delay.
Just looked at the extension log:
Could not get value of Prometheus metric because of unsupported type. Supported Prometheus types are: counter, gauge, untyped.
So untyped, anybody know or has this something to do with above histogram (please (-;)
(And counter should be count I hope)
The untyped has nothing to do with histograms, sorry. That log mentions Prometheus types meaning the types that can be found in Prometheus exporters. Here's a link to Prometheus docs: https://prometheus.io/docs/instrumenting/writing_exporters/. There is a section dedicated to types which describes what untyped is and what is it for. Also, counter metric in Prometheus is called counter while in Dynatrace we have count (see https://prometheus.io/docs/concepts/metric_types/ and https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/metrics/metric-ingestion/metric-ingestio...).
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask me.