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This product reached the end of support date on March 31, 2021.

How is Inbound and Outbound Bandwidth usage in 12.4.7


Hello everyone,

I have a rookie question that I am trying to understand. I have upgraded to 12.4.7 and I am creating Charts that display the Inbound and Outbound bandwidth for a Link. The highest I seen the bandwidth usage go for either is 125kb. Where as the links are 50mb.

We have auto-discovery disabled and are only monitoring the User Defined Software Services. I was curious, does having auto-discovery disabled effect the seen bandwidth? If so, is it recommended to have auto-discovery enabled? What are the impacts with having this functionality enabled?

Thank you very much for your help,



Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro


Only traffic that the AMD monitors is counted towards the bandwidth figures.

You could 'fix' this by either

Enable auto discovery; then the AMD will monitor everything


Use NetFlow +SNMP to query your router/switch for the utilisation statistics.

Autodiscovery adds processing load to both the AMD and CAS, as well as taking up more space in the CAS database. How much more depends heavily on how much traffic there is, it's hard to guess.

Thanks Chris.