Dynatrace APM

Send monitoring events from Dynatrace to BigPanda.

Supported VersionsTypeAuthentication Type
SaaS DeploymentsWebhookOrg Bearer Token

The Dynatrace APM integration configures the Webhooks integration feature for problem notifications (referred to as alerts in this document). A BigPanda URL endpoint is added, which prompts Dynatrace to forward all relevant alert information to BigPanda. BigPanda then processes and correlates the alert data from Dynatrace to create and maintain up-to-date incidents in BigPanda.


Open Integration Manager

The Open Integration Manager is available for use with Dynatrace. For more information, see the Open Integration Manager documentation.


Dynatrace Timestamps

Dynatrace alert timestamps in BigPanda are generated from the rankedEvents section of the Dynatrace payload, if available. OK alerts use the latest end time and all other alerts use the latest start time. If neither the start or end time is populated, BigPanda will use the current time.

Key Features

  • Uses the Dynatrace Webhooks integration feature to forward alerts to BigPanda.
  • Correlates Alerts into incidents to help you understand and respond faster to production issues.
  • Automatically opens and resolves alerts based on the state of the notification.
  • Supports custom tags through the 'tags' attribute of an alert.

Install the Integration

Administrators can install the integration by following the on-screen instructions in BigPanda.

Dynatrace Data Model

BigPanda normalizes alert data from Dynatrace into tags. You can use tag values to filter the incident feed and to define filter conditions for Environments. The primary and secondary properties are also used during the correlation process.

Standard Tags

ImpactedEntitiesDetails about the entities impacted by the problem in form of a json arrayNot Supported
ImpactedEntityEntity impacted by the problem (or 'x impacted entities' when there are multiple)Primary Property
PIDUnique system identifier of the reported problemIncident Identifier
ProblemDetailsTextAll problem event details, including root cause, as a text-formatted string
ProblemDetailsJSONAll problem event details including root cause as JSON
ProblemIDDisplay number of the reported problem
ProblemImpactImpact level of the problem. Possible values are APPLICATION, SERVICE, or INFRASTRUCTURE
ProblemTitleShort description of the problemSecondary Property
ProblemURLURL of the problem within Dynatrace


Custom Tag Normalization

BigPanda will automatically normalize custom tag names received from Dynatrace to ensure that they meet our Enrichment Tag Naming Requirements. This involves converting all letters to lower-case, replacing any special characters with an underscore (_), and trimming any non-letter characters from the start of the tag name.

For example, [AWS]Services will be normalized to aws_services.

     "ImpactedEntity": "{ImpactedEntity}",
     "PID": "{PID}",
     "ProblemDetails": "{ProblemDetailsText}",
     "ProblemDetailsJSON": {ProblemDetailsJSONV2},
     "ProblemID": "{ProblemID}",
     "ProblemImpact": "{ProblemImpact}",
     "ProblemSeverity": "{ProblemSeverity}",
     "ProblemTitle": "{ProblemTitle}",
     "ProblemURL": "{ProblemURL}",
     "State": "{State}",
     "Tags": "{Tags}",

Deactivate the Integration in BigPanda

If you want to stop sending data to BigPanda but don’t want to delete your integration, you can temporarily deactivate it.

To deactivate an integration:

  1. In BigPanda, navigate to the Integrations tab and select the desired integration from the list. This will open integration details on the right side of the window.
  2. At the top of the integration details, click the Active/Inactive toggle next to the application name to change the status of the integration.


Alert Resolution for Inactive Integrations

Any active alerts belonging to an inactive integration must be manually resolved or they will stay in the system until the auto-resolve window is reached.

Uninstall Dynatrace

Deleting an integration requires changes to both the integrated system and BigPanda. You must uninstall the integration on the integrated system and then delete the integration from BigPanda.


When replacing an existing integration with a new tool or system, we recommend configuring the new integration first to ensure no data is lost.

Stop Sending Data to BigPanda

  1. In the left-hand nav of the Dynatrace console, click Settings > Integration > Problem notifications
  2. Click the BigPanda webhook and choose delete.

Delete the Integration in BigPanda

  1. In BigPanda, navigate to the Integrations tab and select the desired integration from the list.
  2. In the integration details on the right of the page, click the trash icon, then confirm you want to delete the integration. The integration will then be removed immediately.


Alert Resolution for Deleted Integrations

All active alerts from the integration will be resolved after deletion.

️Data Removal

This procedure does not remove any data from the integrated system.