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Disable monitoring of process on InfraOnly host

DynaMight Helper
DynaMight Helper

All of our Linux hosts run a process named Chef (chef-client to be precise).  This process runs every 30 minutes.  As a result, all day, every day, every 30 minutes, on every Linux machine (we have 100's) I get an Event 'chef-client restarted'.

These machine are all monitored as InfraOnly.


Is there any way to tell Dynatrace OneAgent to NOT monitor this specific process or stop it from raising an event for this process?   If there is an option do I have to do it for each host or can I make this change tenant wide?





DynaMight Champion
DynaMight Champion

Hi @ct_27 

You can do that from Setting --> Processes and containers --> Process group monitoring --> 

Process monitoring rules, and choose the don't monitor for your process 





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That only affects deep monitoring... not the basic infra level monitoring of processes, or the event creation regarding process restarts.

DynaMight Helper
DynaMight Helper

Thank you for your suggestion. We had tried it right away but did not stop the Events.  We tried many other flavors of the same solution, even with our Guardian's help, but could not get the Events to stop.


The process itself is scheduled using systemd timer, so we're not sure if that has to do with it and why Dynatrace seem unable to identify and ignore it.


We have a similar process on all of our Windows machines (the above chef is for all Linux machines) named MonitoringHost.exe which is related to SCCM.  This one also raises many Events we have been trying to get Dynatrace to ignore. No luck with this either.


The problem is that each of these raise one event every 30 minutes. So, 48 a day, 144 in 3 days.  This amount of noise can make it really difficult to find important Events of similar type.   We've missed major process restart Events for important processes because the 1 was mixed in with 48 other ones.


Any additional suggestions or ideas are welcome.   We're trying to get Dynatrace to stop raising Events on chef-client ( and MonitoringHost.exe

DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

You might want to open a support case on this. For the time being, you can add a Maintenance Window to suppress that process as needed to ignore and not alert. 


DynaMight Helper
DynaMight Helper


   Thank you so much for your suggestion.  I created a maintenance window and told DT to not create problems and not alert but it still recorded the Events.  I spoke to our system Admin who mentioned as well that this job is run through Systemd Timer (more modern solution over cron).   

     This technical difference really shouldn't make a difference but still worth noting.


    The screenshot below shows that although the process is in maintenance the Events are still getting created.


    I'll go ahead and create a support ticket.