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Dockerfile x HostGroup

I have several fargate aws tasks in the environment. None of them have a host group configured. I'm trying to set --set-host-group inside my docker file, to make the deploy/run image with this information, but it's not working.


I made some tests, passing the parameter inside of entrypoint and inside of command (Tasks definition), none of them worked.

I spoke to chat and they told me it is not supported, or because I cannot set the host group of my AWS fargates tasks. Is correct?

If yes, does not have any workaround for this?

Dynatrace Professional
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abraham_villega
Dynatrace Participant
Dynatrace Participant

Hi Rodrigo,

Setting host group in this case is not possible because the Oneagent is running in the container and not in full-stack.

We have a workaround that can help. You can use DT_CUSTOM_PROP environment variable to equal your host group. It will show on the processes, then you could use a auto tagging rule to propagate to the hosts.

Hope that helps.

 

Thanks,

Abraham

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I agree with the solution provided by Abraham, had this issue in the past and the HOST_GROUP/--set-host-group flag was not supported on docker container

Im pretty sure that was listed as one of the limitations in this list but I cannot see it anymore (I'm also talking with docs team to update it) https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/shortlink/oneagent-docker#limitations

The workaround I used was DT_TAGS and DT_CUSTOM_PROP environment variables

Hi guys, thanks for the reply.

Just one more doubt.

Should I pass this parameter as an ARG in my dockerfile, like:
ARG DT_CUSTOM_PROP = "Platform"

Thanks

Dynatrace Professional

Cant remember if ENV or ARG (or if any of those will work), the syntax would be :

ENV DT_CUSTOM_PROP="myCustomProp"
ARG DT_CUSTOM_PROP="myCustomProp"


also you can pass it with key:value format:
DT_CUSTOM_PROP="App=springbootdemo" 

and multiple values
DT_CUSTOM_PROP="App=springbootdemo Environment=Dev"