How do I start monitoring services?

Monitoring begins automatically as soon as Dynatrace OneAgent starts operation and you restart all your application’s server processes. Dynatrace OneAgent captures all performance and event-related information in your application environment and forwards it to Dynatrace. The information is then displayed on your home dashboard. Dynatrace updates your home dashboard continuously with the current status of services and components in your web application environment.

The default set of application health tiles on the home dashboard. Databases, if detected, are automatically added. In this case the details for most loaded database are shown separately.

Deep monitoring in an instant

Dynatrace provides you with deep visibility into the performance of all the services that comprise your web application: web services, web containers, database requests, custom services, and more. You can even track service performance over time, with both historical and up-to-the-moment data.

During initial monitoring setup, after you restart all server processes that are fit for all deep monitoring you don’t need to perform any extra configuration. Dynatrace automatically discovers all the services, methods, and database statements that run on the servers that you’ve set up for monitoring (servers that have been discovered and are fully monitored are displayed during monitoring set up with the status Monitored). Dynatrace OneAgent, on a transactional level, sees and reports requests to a software component that you monitor. In result we capture accurate response times, failures and are able to tie all of this to processes, hosts, real users or other services being called.

If any processes of the technology supported by Dynatrace, like Java, are started after Dynatrace OneAgent installation they are instantly fully monitored.

Databases are discovered automatically

Database calls that are made through monitored Java processes are monitored automatically. So there’s no need to perform any configuration steps (including deep monitoring setup) on dedicated database server machines in your environment. Just make sure that Dynatrace OneAgent is installed on the host that runs your application server and we’ll take care of the rest.