An application department uses 2 sets of preproduction hosts, each containing 4 servers.
In their development cycle, the developers want to monitor just one set of hosts at a time.
Is there an elegant way to "switch" Dynatrace host units?
E.g. deactivate the Oneagent licenses on one set of hosts and activate it on the other set?
Answer by Chad T. ·
anonymous user From a managed admin set up you can definitely created another environment called "DR" however, you will be double dipping on licenses since you have duplicate servers for DR when both are active.. In our set up, we preform a hot DR, where we can jump to reserved hosts and replicate to Location B in the event Location A becomes compromised. Typically we preform a MOCK DR every year to test and perfect our methods. With this hot DR we do not incur any extra license usage as the host names do not change, but only the IP's. For your set up you can do it VIA host groups and flick your DR hosts ona and off as you need them, but personally I think it would be most beneficial to create an entirely new environment that you can enable right away at the time of a DR, and disable when you are done. This can be done from the Cluster Management console. See Screen Shots. dr-environment-step-1.jpgdr-environment-step-2.jpgdr-environment-step-3.jpgdr-environment-step-4.jpg
Answer by Kalle L. ·
I'm also interested in this, since we have a disaster recovery environment that's identical to the production env., and in case of a failure, we'd like to disable the prod monitoring and enable the DR monitoring. As far as an elegant way goes, at least for me it's enough to categorize the servers under specific host groups, and then disable/enable the monitoring via the Deployment Status window since it allows filtering per host group.
So I'd first disable monitoring for the production host group, and the enable it for the DR host group. My question is though, will that be ok from a licensing perspective? So far I know that it can take several hours for the licensing data/status to be updated. The production and DR environments are identical server and memory wise, but in case the activation of licenses for DR is "noticed" earlier than the deactivation for production, the license utilization would temporarily go over the quota.
Any comments on this from Dynatrace?
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