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Spring and Background Activity of mobile app.



We are monitoring the backend of our mobileapp, its a bunch of tomcats with an spring framework. We are noting that pars of the app (the one that the mobile call's like the initial dashboard) shows up right, from the android mobile to the backend. But the calls that such dashboards/pages do to another tiers shows up like a background activity with call name " * ".

Did anyone had this kind of "setup" or "problem".

Services Solution Engineer @PowerCloud - Observability/CloudOps Certified / Former SE @Dynatrace.

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If Dynatrace didn’t detect services by it’s own, you can always create custom service:

Sometime it’s happen when traffic on some of the endpoints is to low for example.


Regards, Sebastian

Thanks @sebastian k. for the info, actually both service the "front dashboard" that is "served" to the mobile and the background activity have at least 3k/min request. So it's not an actual problem of low request.

We did try the path of creating a custom service (We created a bunch of them trying different methods) . But the problem is not that those service are not detected, but that calls from one to another don't even correlate to create a purepath that start from one and ends to another.

Right now im really interested to see how to actual force a "correlation" between both services, if es even possible.

Services Solution Engineer @PowerCloud - Observability/CloudOps Certified / Former SE @Dynatrace.

The main question is how this connection handled between your services? What kind of technology. Maybe there is the problem. If there are regular WebRequests or WebServices, question is if there is anything that can break dynatrace x-dynatrace header? For example Netflix Zuul, that likes to copy dynatrace headers. In such cases correlation is impossible.


Regards, Sebastian

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