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

what is collector and agent

nampally_sunaya
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JamesKitson
Dynatrace Leader
Dynatrace Leader

Please review the folllowing document which describes the entire architecture including collectors and agents:

https://community.dynatrace.com/community/display/...

James

shivashish_pati
Dynatrace Guide
Dynatrace Guide

This might help you in understanding the concepts -

https://community.dynatrace.com/community/display/...

Thanks,

Shiv

It took me longer than I care to admit to find that page...

joshua_pavlica
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Hello, Sunayana N.! I'll add to what the others have posted here.


The Dynatrace AppMon Documentation is a great place to see technical information, and the Dynatrace University is even better at showing the basics!

The Dynatrace Agent is a shared library that needs to be injected into the application process. It gives us visibility into the transactions coming into and out of the process. Additionally, it'll capture information about the health of the host it lives on too!

The Dynatrace Collector collects and bundles data from the AppMon Agents. Collectors must be relatively close in the network to their Agents (same LAN), but can be far from the Dynatrace AppMon Server. Collectors post-process the data from Agents and send it to the Dynatrace Server for analysis.

If you have more questions, please feel free to reach out!

Kind regards,

Joshua

Thankyou joshua

andreas_grabner
Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

I also have a youtube tutorial where I explain what dynatrace is and how to get started. There I also explain server, collector and agents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wExU-AQ0ydk&index=...

Additionally - make sure to check out our online Dynatrace University. there is a lot of educational material on all sorts of topics: https://university.dynatrace.com/home

Andi