Tutorial 2: How To Diagnose using Dynatrace (APM) Tool

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In my Last blog, we went through the introduction of Dynatrace Digital Performance tool. In this subsequent blog, we will learn how to diagnose this tool.

Once you open the Dynatrace client,  you will be landed to a dashboard page where you can easily view recent activity of all the requests to the server (picture given in the last blog).

We can easily connect with different hosts by Deploying Dynatrace and Monitor, analyze and optimize the performance of  running applications.

Time Frame

We can customize the default time period, as we can select any specified time period from the time frames provided. Once selected, you will be able to see all the request for all the hosts in the graphical representation for that time period.

Dynatrace Digital Performance tool

Smartscape Topology

This tool also provides a tab Smartscape Topology in which we can easily  go through the  entire environment of the selected host. Smartscape provides an effective and efficient overview of all the topological dependencies in vertical axis and it is easily understandable. In this diagram, it explains Dynatrace API which allows API consumers to query application, service, and host attributes, including all incoming and outgoing call relationships.


Through this we can easily and quickly visualize a service map.Through this we can automatically detect the complete web environment on which the DynaTrace client is installed.

Click on a process name in the Process tile and click Open in client to drill down for analysis in the Dynatrace Client, here we can easily check and perform memory analysis, examine transaction flow of passing transactions, and analyze CPU utilization for efficient process issue resolution.

Error and Problems

Dyntrace provides a problem section where we will be able to recognize the problems in our system , and dyntrace also highlights the alert in alerting system.


Technology and Databases Monitoring

Through dynatrace we can monitor our databases and technology which are currently running on our system for health checkup . Database agent connects to the instances and retrieves  data periodically.



Here we can easily view all the technologies which are used by the agent, we can diagnose each and every technology by clicking the same.


There are so many functionality in this tool which look little bit hard to understand for first time user so do not get confused . Moreover, In my next tutorials, We would look at how we can make it more usable and readable, and information related to CPU Monitoring.



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Principal Architect at Knoldus Inc