07 Feb 2022 12:47 AM - last edited on 17 May 2023 04:50 AM by Michal_Gebacki
is there any way to perform the folder monitoring using Dynatrace OneAgent and what are the different ways of achieving it?
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What we did is we have scheduled a cron job on OS every 1 hour to submit a metric via REST API or OA ingest interface with "1" or "0" values if a folder/file we wanted to be is there.
Depending on what you need, there is an option to use a oneagent extension for monitoring files. We use an extension that checks:
And the extension creates a Dynatrace problem opening event when the number of files is higher than expected or a file has not been modified in a defined period.
If you are interested, please tag me in this thread and I'll be happy to provide it.
Thank you for the response, this would really help and kindly provide me the one agent extension for the same.
I'd appreciate that as well 🙂
@Julius_Lomanthank you. Love to know more information on this. Thanks.
Hey @DanielS / @Radoslaw_Szulgo / @rajdeepan03
you can find the extension including code here:
To use it, just download the file named custom.python.filechange.zip from the release and upload it in your Dynatrace environment and deploy it to OneAgents where required.
I think it's quite straightforward to configure, but nevertheless here is a screenshot of the configuration:
You can add any number of wildcard patterns and you can also modify the problem even text and title message and use placeholders.
This is an example of problem created when old files are found:
Hope this helps someone 😀
An idiot question from my part
how can I specify that the plugin should run on specific host, and how to show the result on a specific dashboard
thanks in advance for your help
Activate the latest version from the in-product hub. It auto distributes itself to hosts based on tags/host groups/management zones and such. It also has a wizard look instead of the previous format.
Hello dear mike,
I tried it, but I had an error in each time, I used it on an amazon Linux instance, I gave all the necessary rights on the folder, but no changes always the same error : as shown bellow
Could you create a support ticket please?
In order to resolve the error problem, I just installed the package (libxcrypt-compat) in linux
as I have an error : while loading shared libraries: libcrypt.so.1: cannot open shared object.