Create an external data source

Integrate mPulse with a monitoring service to understand how your application’s performance impacts your end users and your business.

Before you begin

If you’re planning to use Dynatrace data with mPulse, set up the Dynatrace metric before you create the external data source in mPulse.

How to

  1. In mPulse, click Central.
  2. In the left pane, select External Data Sources.
  3. On the menu bar, click the plus sign to open the External Data Source Editor dialog.
  4. In the Name field, enter a server name.
  5. Enter a folder location and description if you want to.
  6. From the Type menu, select one of these external data sources, then enter the required information.
    • For Amazon CloudWatch, enter your AWS access and secret keys, and region.
    • For AppDynamics, select a connection method, enter the URL of the server, your user name and password, and your account name.
    • For CA Wily Introscope, select a connection method, enter the URL of the server, and your user name and password.
    • For Data Science Workbench, enter the URL of the server.
    • For Dynatrace, select a connection method, enter the URL of the server (note that the URL must include the REST management port, 8021. For example, https://12.34.56.78.8021), and your user name and password.
    • For New Relic, enter your account ID and API key.
    • For Rigor, enter your API key.
  7. Click Test Connection to confirm that the connection is successful, then click OK to save the settings. The external data source appears in the External Data Sources list in Central.

Next steps

Add an external data source widget to your dashboard.