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This product reached the end of support date on March 31, 2021.

Is there an automated script available for installing Collectors?


We have an enterprise application that has a large number of collectors and there is a requirement to have the install/upgrade scripted for ease of deployment as well as disaster recovery.


Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Hello Janice,

What kind of automation technology are you looking for?

We have a few options.

Ansible ->

Puppet ->

Chef ->

Hope this helps,


This is a Linux environment and they are currently using SOL for scripting. Will either of the above options work for that?

Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Adding to Ari's excellent answer @Andreas G. has an awesome performance clinic video available on our youtube channel walking through some of these solutions! It can be found HERE.


@Ari P. Do either of these options work with SOL tool for Linux? Is there a script available that does?

Sorry, seemed to have missed this comment.

I personally do not have any experience with SOL for Linux but it might be worth a try using that in addition to some of the above technologies. Hoping someone else can help with more info.

Thanks for your response Ari. What about SALT technology. Does Dynatrace have a automated Collector install using SALT?

As far as I know, I don't think so. We have automated Collector installs for the more popular software configuration tools like Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Powershell. I am not very familiar with SALT, would it be possible to use some of the existing automation scripts and make some changes to it? All those scripts I linked more or less follow the same syntax.