Monitoring Dropwizard

Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

  • Application name
  • Dropwizard version


The sensor collects all core metric types, up to 290 metrics per type:

  • Counters
  • Gauges
  • Histograms
  • Meters
  • Timers

Custom Metrics

Custom metrics are automatically ingested and displayed on the Dropwizard dashboard. Note: If the Dropwizard metrics library is used without the framework, custom metrics will show up on the JVM dashboard.

Health Checks

Instana agent performs Dropwizard health checks every 20 seconds. Failing health checks are subsequently reported in the form of issues.

How failing health checks are presented within Instana