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Dynatrace now monitoring UNC Shares?

DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader


Has anybody else seen that Dynatrace started monitoring UNC shares and alerting on it?  I looked through release notes and have not found anything (could have missed).  Our Product Specialist noticed this also started for another customer he is supporting at same time as it did for me.  Started around mid June.



I know how to filter out Unc shares by disk: \\* but just curious why Dynatrace started doing this.  This hurting other people?


From DT Chat: now that you have mentioned it, one of my other customers had the same thing happening too. 

Dynatrace Certified Professional

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DynaMight Leader

From support:

Based on feedback from our lab, this was the timeline of changes, and indeed some changes would have affected your cluster version:

  1. Before OA 1.267, network drives were not monitored on Windows.
  2. In OA 1.267, Windows network disk monitoring has been introduced. That's why the network share metrics are showing up.
  3. As soon as that version was rolled out to our customers, we discovered that the implementation was causing multiple problems, so we decided to disable it again with a debug flag temporarily.
  4. We made multiple improvements, and the whole feature will be reenabled in OA 1.277.

We hope this helps explain the situation. Going forward, if you do not want to have network drives monitoring, we can disable it by setting a debug flag. Alternatively, you can update OneAgent to a newer 1.267/1.271/1.273/1.275 version that just sets it by default. Please let us know which route you'd prefer to take, and if there are any questions.

Dynatrace Certified Professional

I'm seeing this issue in our SaaS setup where OA agents are at 1.279.166

Same here.

same problem this is creating problem

You can ask Dynatrace support to set below option globally. This approach worked for us.

'debugEnableWindowsNetworkDriveMonitoring' to false

I was told there would be fix available in oneagent version 1.285 so that user can do this themselves at host level

Hi Srikanth

debugEnableWindowsNetworkDriveMonitoring' to false - where we need to do this. Could you please share steps how to set this parameter to false


@sundarv1 - Hi, you can Dynatrace product support via a ticket to set this at the tenant level.


1. You can add regex in disk exclusion filter. (Settings --> Preferences --> Disk options) for windows OS.

2. At the alerting profile, you can filter it using description filter. In my case, I've used one like below as a safety net measure (until product support enabled the flag)

Custom: Description not contains 'The total available space on filesystem or disk \\'


1. You can add regex in disk exclusion filter. (Settings --> Preferences --> Disk options) for windows OS. - What we need to set here?

Operating system - Windows , 

Disk or Mount path = \\*

Is this setting fine


Yes that should work i have also fixed it with



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i am using 1.279.166 version and still we can see this problem

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