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Hello, 👋 Welcome to Dynatrace training. We know it has been a long journey for you to get to here. It is all like, getting education atleast for 15 years and jumping into job and finding your ways to stick to one domain. We appreciate the effort and we respect you immensely. Thank you for taking this training. From Dynatrace India, we wish yuo all the best and keep learning. We are here to help you anytime. If you have questions or if you need any help, please raise an issue in our public GitHub repository. We will addres it for you as soon as we can.

User repository

  1. Here is the link for the repository: https://github.com/Dynatrace-India/Dynatrace-Training/issues
  2. Checkout Dynatrace Official Help: https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/

What's in here

List of activities

  1. Setting Up Lab Environment
  2. Activity: Install Dynatrace OneAgent
  3. What happens during the installation of OneAgent?
  4. Activity: Smartscape
  5. Activity: Installing activeGate
  6. Activity: Practice
  7. Activity: Application configuration
  8. Activity: User actions in EasyTravel
  9. Activity: Define Conversion Goals
  10. Activity: Create a Browser Monitor
  11. Activity: Create an Clickpath Monitor
  12. Activity: Install a Synthetic-enabled ActiveGate
  13. Activity: Add a private location
  14. Activity: Automatic Tagging
  15. Activity: Create a User Tag
  16. Activity: Create an alert profile and email integration
  17. Activity: Add a custom chart
  18. Activity: Create a service naming rule
  19. Activity: Create a host naming rule
  20. Activity: Create a maintenance window
  21. Activity: Creating Management Zones

In this training lab, we have provided you with 2 VMs which will be used for lab activities. Hence, before starting the training please get to know your credentials and that are sent to you to your email personally along with RDP files to connect to VMs.

Lab Activity

  1. Sign in to your mail box and find an email with RDP files and password to access them.
  2. Once login is complete, use another email that you have received from notifications-dynatrace and login to dedicated Dynatrace environment for training.
  3. If you want to access anytime after setting password to your DT Environment, please use this link https://dt-transform.com
  4. Raise your hand if you are able to set up environment and access virtual machines.
  5. Using this link, EasyTravel) please download Windows version of the application (x64) and install it in both your VMs.
  6. Start easyTravel via the UI, clicking on Dynatrace Production Standard.
  7. This will ensure that the application is running. you can make sure by visiting the site the is shown in the window of EasyTravel.
  8. Congratulations! Now you are ready to implement and move forward with the training.

Accessing Dynatrace Environment

Installing OneAgent

OneAgent_Installation_Screen

Next steps

During the installation process, the installer

Smartscape

Steps

Application rule detection Image

Alternate way

Top Domains

Durattion: 15

Monitor through

Real User Monitoring Dashboard

Enabling Framework monitoring

Frameworks

Validate User actions

Defining goals

Mark the action

See your data

Create a Dashboard

  1. Create a new dashboard called "DevOps"
  2. Create a section called "Applications" and add the following tiles:
    • Application Health (number version), Synthetic monitor health, Application Health (graph version), Resources – Load Time
    • Mobile App, Application, Browser monitor
  3. Create a section called "Services" and add the following tiles:
    • Service health, Databases
    • Select the top two services and add tiles for Service or request
  4. Create a section called "Infrastructure" and add the following tiles:
    • Host health, Docker, Network Status, Network Metrics
  5. Save the dashboard.
  6. Return to your Real User Monitoring dashboard. Access your Key User Actions tile and pin it to your new dashboard.

Create Synthetic Monitor

Browser Synthetic Ovwerview

Follow these steps

  1. Install the Dynatrace Synthetic Recorder extension
    • Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
    • Click Create a synthetic monitor > Create a browser monitor.
    • First-time users are asked to install the Chrome extension. Click Install Dynatrace recorder at the bottom of the page.
    • On the extension page, click Add to Chrome > Add Extension.
    • Once the extension is added, please allow it in Incognito mode as well.
  2. Navigate to Synthetic.
  3. Click Create a synthetic monitor.
  4. Click Create a browser monitor.
  5. Enter a valid URL.
  6. Check the default name for your clickpath on the Configure a browser monitor page.
  7. Record a browser clickpath.
    • Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
    • Click the Create a synthetic monitor button.
    • Click Create a browser monitor.
    • Enter a valid URL and check the default Name for your clickpath on the Configure a browser monitor page.
  8. Continue to configure the monitor—device profile, frequency, monitoring locations, and other options such as cookies and automated login.
  9. Click Record clickpath.
  10. When done, click the Dynatrace extension icon on your browser's menu bar to see a list of recorded events and Finish recording.
  11. Playback your clickpath.

Installing ActiveGate with SYnthetic Enabled

  1. For Environment ActiveGate, from the navigation menu, select Deploy Dynatrace > Install ActiveGate.
  2. Select the operating system and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. For What's the purpose of this ActiveGate?, select Run synthetic monitors from a private location.
  4. Download the installer
  5. Install the ActiveGate in the VM/Machine using command line by pasting the command that is generated in the belo step of Installation page in Dynatrace.

Add Synthetic Location

Adding Private Synthetic Location

Tag all entities belongs to the Development

Auto Tagging

Tag a user in EasyTravel

Creating Alerting Profile

Severity Rules

Alerting Profile Severity Rules

Create an Email Integration

Create a custom chart

Dashboard Custom Charts

Create service name rule

Service Naming Rule

Create host naming rule

Host Naming

Creating Maintenance window

Maintenance Window

Management zones are comprised of rules that define which entities and dimensional data (such as metrics) can be accessed within each management zone. These rules are based on the powerful Dynatrace tagging engine and other criteria for including entities. In combination with user and group permissions, you can set up management zones to create multiple overlapping partitions in your environment to promote collaboration and security.

Create Management zone

Assign access rights to management zones

Dynatrace SaaS

Go to your Accounts view. User and group permission controls are available when you sign in at https://account.dynatrace.com. You can also access Account settings from the User menu in the menu bar.

Dynatrace Managed

From the navigation menu of the Cluster Management Console, select User authentication > User groups > your user group to assign permissions.

Assign MZs

Congratulations, You did it! 🎉

Finally after some hours and days of study, you did it. 👏 Cheers to you for completing the code lab. We are happy that we helped you to prgress in APM career and understanding about Dynatrace. Do you have any suggestions or any mistakes you want to report please feel free to create and issue in our public repository and we will try our best to address it. GitHub repository

For now, we say goodbye to you and if you need any help at anytime, please use this link and tell us what you need. We will jump in and help you.

Please find the resources that will be useful for you to learn about all the lab activities that we completed. Clicking on this link will let you to download all the resources in archive format.

Signing off,
Your Friends
Dynatrace India ACE Team