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DynaTrace Golden Signal

To create a Service, you must add at least one Golden Signal monitor to your Service definition. Gremlin recommends a combination of 3 to 5 monitors for a well-rounded view of your Service’s health. Once you have selected a Service type, defined its fingerprint, and selected a process, you'll be able to start adding Golden Signal monitors to your Service.

Adding a DynaTrace Golden Signal Monitor

The Entity URL must point to a synthetic monitor or an infrastructure entity relevant to the Service you are creating in Gremlin. You can get the Entity URL from the DynaTrace web app. See Synthetic Monitoring in the DynaTrace documentation for more information.

Example input values:

  • URL for a Host under the Infrastructure section: https://example.live.dynatrace.com/#newhosts/hostdetails;gtf=-2h;gf=all;id=HOST-910A9;appswitched=true
  • URL for a synthetic monitor: https://example.live.dynatrace.com/ui/http-monitor/HTTP_CHECK-C8F5B?gtf=-2h&gf=all

To add a DynaTrace Golden Signal:

  • Select DynaTrace from the Integrations drop-down and click Add.

  • If the DynaTrace integration has been authenticated in Team Settings, you will only see the Entity URL box — in this case, go to the next step. If the API key and application key have not been defined for the team, you'll also see the Authentication and Headers section – in this case, you'll need to set up the DynaTrace team integration first.

    Add DynaTrace Golden Signal monitor to Service

  • In the DynaTrace web app, navigate to a synthetic monitor or an infrastructure entity, like a Host, and copy the URL.

  • Back in the Gremlin web app, update the Entity URL.

  • Click Test Golden Signal. Gremlin will query the /problems endpoint in the DynaTrace API with the infrastructure entity ID or the monitor ID from the URL for any problems.

  • Click Save.

Editing a Golden Signal Monitor

To edit a Golden Signal Monitor, go to the specific Service, click Settings, and then click the Golden Signals tab.

Edit Datadog Golden Signal example