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Is automatic service merging possible?

henk_stobbe
Mentor

Hello,


In an auto scaling environment, when starting an extra service instance is it possible to auto merge this new instance in the already existing service?


KR Henk

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Dante
Mentor

If the new process is part of the same PG, it should show up as a PGI. The service should be added automatically to the existing service

Hi Dante,


Thanks for you reply, do you also know when a services get in the "can be merged" list and when this done automatic?


KR Henk

james_kitson
Dynatrace Leader
Dynatrace Leader

Yeah ideally this happens automatically, if it doesn't it means something about it that is used for mapping is different. If it's a different hostgroup there's no way to merge them without changing the hostgroups.

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/hosts/configuration/organize-your-enviro...

If it's a separate Process Group look at customizing process group detection so that they are in the same group (PGs serve as a boundary for services). There's also some toggles in the process group detection settings you may look at to see if they apply.

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/how-to-use-dynatrace/process-groups/configuration/adapt-the-c...

Lastly, if things are in the same process groups and are still detected as different services it could mean you need to look at custom service detection rules.

https://www.dynatrace.com/news/blog/new-dynatrace-api-enhances-automatic-service-detection/

https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/dynatrace-api/configuration-api/service-api/detection-rules/

henk_stobbe
Mentor

Hello Fournier,


Below a lot of answers how things work,


You get mergeable services when PGI's are part of one PG. only the PGI "names" differ, so you have to assist Dynatrace by creating a group-name and add them,


KR Henk