We have installed some new servers to be used as collectors. Since they have alot of resources, we would like to have multiple collectors installed on the same server. We need to share these instances between Test Center Edition and our Production Edition. Because of this, we need these collectors to be at different patch levels. When we get patches, we patch Test Center Edition first, and then Production. Our first attempt at doing this failed. We installed the collectors and connected one to each DT server. But they both got the higher patch version from Test Center, which we don't want.
Has anyone found a way around this? We don't want to have to stand up new servers just to have different patch versions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
find the enclosed how to start multible collectors on a single host (use -instance parameter to handle multiple collectors).
Find the command line command for windows and a link for more details enclosed.
dtcollector -service install -instance MyCollector -listen localhost:
from my understanding you probably already used this -instance feature of the collector, right? and I also assume you're using a version previous to 5.6?
because in this case, all instances are getting the fixpack, because they share the code.
so in your scenario, you have 2 possibilities:
In support of what Christian said: this is the approach that I've used at several customers, all of whom had this exact requirement: maintaining different dT levels for Test and Prod environments.
That's great to know about the 5.6 functionality. I was doing this with 5.5. You can't technically install this twice, since it's an MSI package. However, here was how I was able to get this to work on 5.5.
Step 4 was my major hang-up yesterday. The duplicate service won't start as the same user (Local System) like it does when they are under the same Home directory. Once you use another user, it works great. I was able to get both collectors to run, at different patch levels connected to two different DT Servers. Hope this helps with anyone not using 5.6.