April 10, 2020

Dynatrace - vROps Integration guide

Extend the vROps VMs information with Dynatrace discovery data and metrics



The ability to monitor each process, accumulate, and analyze information gathered from an enterprises IT ecosystem is vital. This is especially valid if the end business goals are market growth, outcomes, and customer satisfaction. Because of that, having access to and eventually implementing the right technology stack is crucial. This will amplify overall performance, and enhance effectiveness and productivity, but will also act as an advantage over the competition.

Dynatrace and VMware's vROps are two of the most popular and widely used monitoring systems available on the market today that fill in the above-mentioned requirements.

An Overview of Dynatrace and VMware vROps

Dynatrace is a monitoring tool that enables overall performance monitoring and continuous availability. It helps users access and use the systems infrastructure monitoring capability, the provided code-level visibility, and root-cause solutions for the apps that excel in the organizations cloud environment.

Additionally, the system enables its users to gain access to the real-user monitoring options that come with it. Having the chance to access and use a large amount of collected important metrics and as well as do deploy cloud automation is also among the advantages that Dynatrace offers.

VMwares vROps is a cloud-based tool that enables an organization's IT admin teams to monitor and analyze issues better. Thanks to its sophisticated nature, vROps aggregates a vast amount of data derived from the IT environment. Additionally, the collected data gives vROps users a real-time overview of issues that may be present. One of the most prominent benefits of using vROps is that it provides intelligent operations management with application-to-storage visibility and cloud infrastructures.

Both Dynatrace and vROps are powerful tools on their own. But when combined in one tech stack, they help companies understand, observe and analyze data in a more efficient manner. This can easily be achieved by deploying the right tool for integrating them.

A seamless, bi-directional integration, is what can unlock the true power of a combination like Dynatrace and vROPs. And the best way to achieve that is by using an integration platform like ZigiOps., ZigiOps makes the bi-directional connection between systems in minutes without the need for a developer. It comes with a simple-to-use UI and a list of pre-built templates, which are fully customizable and fit within each use case.

Let us take a quick tour and see how easily the Dynatrace VMware vROps integration happens with our ZigiOps connector.

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But why businesses may need to connect Dynatrace and vROps?

Let us look at the most common use cases for the integration of Dynatrace and vROps. The team that is responsible for Dynatrace discovery notices some newly found apps, processes, hosts, or even services that must be monitored. However, this data is nonexistent in the vROps database. To connect the two systems and enable data transfer, ZigiOps fetches the data from Dynatrace and sends it to vROps. In this way, ZigiOps significantly enriches the topology. Since the established connection is bi-directional, the systems are kept up to date with regular check-ups.

In the case of Dynatrace metrics transfer, ZigiOps collects metrics and reports them to vROps with related host information. Once transferred to vROps, this information is accessible at any time and from anywhere.

Setup of the Dynatrace vROps Integration with ZigiOps

We start by installing ZigiOps (if not already installed).


Next, we log into ZigiOps. We are instantly taken to the Dashboard. Its a simple and easy-to-use design that prevents us from getting lost among the long list of functionalities. Before proceeding with the integration, it is vital to check the health of the systems we want to connect. If everything is ok, we can proceed with the connection. To do that, first, we need to specify to which systems we want to connect  Dynatrace and vROps, respectively.

Next, we can enter all the necessary connection details like URL, integration user, password, and API key. It is a similar process for both Dynatrace and vROps.

When the systems are connected, we must go to the Configurator page in ZigiOps. From there, we select a pre-defined template for our Dynatrace to vROps integration. We must make sure that we have included our systems in the template configuration, then we save it, and it is ready to be enabled. Any other customizations to the template in terms of fields, frequencies and other settings can be directly modified in the template.

In Dynatrace, we have discovered a virtual machine host containing relevant host information that we want to transfer to the same virtual machine in vROps. To do that, we enable the ZigiOps integration tool.

After the integration has been enabled, we can go back to vROps, find our virtual machine, and refresh its properties.

With ZigiOps, you can easily replicate these relationships in vROps to reach existing VMs there.


Success nowadays ties up to technology and the way it is applied. The ability to monitor each process that goes behind the enterprises IT structure, data, and metrics accumulation, as well as their analysis, is necessary.

Tools like Dynatrace and vROps provide organizations with a lot of benefits that ensure the smooth running of processes in their complex IT structures. Connecting them will not only enhance your performance but also enable teams to collaborate in a more efficient manner.

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