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Overview

This provides a step by step guide on how to deploy a self contained Dynatrace server inclusive of Dynatrace Server, Dynatrace Collector, Postgres and dependencies on CenturyLink utilizing blueprints. Requires license and configuration via client connection.

 

Contents

 

Find Blueprint

  1. Starting from the CenturyLink Control Panel, navigate to the Blueprints Library.

     

  2. Search for “Dynatrace” in the keyword search on the right side of the page.

     

  3. Click the “Dynatrace All In One” blueprint.

     

  4. Click “deploy blueprint” to begin the deploy process.

     

Customize and Deploy Blueprint

  1. On the first section of the first page, “Customize Blueprint”, ensure the following options are configured.
  2. Password/Confirm Password (This is the root password for the server. Keep this in a secure place).
  3. Set DNS to “Manually Specify” and use “8.8.8.8” (or any other public DNS server of your choice).
  4. Optionally set the server name prefix.

     

  5. Within Section 2 “Install Dynatrace Server AOI 6.1.0.7880 for Linux x86 64bit” 
    1. specify Install directory, default is /opt/dynatrace-6.1.0
    2. Specify the password for the Postgres database admin account (postgres)
    3. Specify the password for the Dynatrace database account
  6. Click “next: step 2”
  7. Verify that all information is correct, and click “deploy blueprint”

     

  8. This will kick off the blueprint deploy process and load a page to allow you to track the progress of the deployment. Generally, it will take 5-10 minutes to configure all of the components.

     

Access and Configure Dynatrace on CenturyLink

  1. Once the process has completed ­ you will need to determine the private IP address for the newly deployed host. This should be visible in the CenturyLink dashboard for the newly deployed server.
  2. In order to connect to Dynatrace, you will need to utilize the CenturyLink provided VPN: More information related to CenturyLink VPN connectivity can be found here: https://t3n.zendesk.com/entries/20914433-How-To-Configure-Client-VPN
  3. After connecting to the VPN, using the private IP address, navigate to the Dynatrace web interface at the following URL: http://<privateIP>:8020/
  4. Select the hyperlink for the Java webstart edition of Dynatrace
  5. Once the client is loaded, it will prompt you for a username and password, the username and password defaults to admin/admin
  6. Upon first connection, you will be required to load a Dynatrace License. This can be retrieved automatically using your Dynatrace Community credentials
  7. After the license is applied, the Dynatrace Sizing Wizard will prompt you for system size information. For this blueprint you will select Small. After the selection the Dynatrace server will ask you to automatically restart.
  8. Additionally, Dynatrace will need to be configured to store Performance Warehouse data on the pre-installed instance of Postgres. This can be done as follows:
    1. In the Dynatrace client menubar, select Server Configuration Server → Performance Warehouse
    2. Ignore the warning about the embedded database
    3. Select disconnect
    4. Select Postgres via the dropdown menu for Driver
    5. Database name is dynatrace
    6. User is dynatrace
    7. Password is as configured during blueprint deployment
    8. Host is localhost
    9. All other options can be defaults
    10. Select Test Connection
    11. Assuming the Test completed succesfully, select Connect

Congratulations!

  • Your Dynatrace server is now ready for loading of a System Profile! Please see additional documentation on the Dynatrace Community: http://community.dynatrace.com/
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