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RFE - On/Off button for monitoring

kevin_clemente
Dynatrace Participant
Dynatrace Participant

2017-09-25-14-12-13.pngI'm
currently working with a customer that runs intermittent testing, they're
charged per host hour so they minimise the overall usage they consume when it
comes to Dynatrace. What they do is - they manually shutdown monitoring at the
host level per machine - Which is not practical.

Is
it possible to have a button that simply turns all the monitoring off and on?
(Perhaps have a secondary confirm screen to prevent all monitoring to be turned
off accidentally?)

2 REPLIES 2

guido_deinhamm
Dynatrace Advisor
Dynatrace Advisor

Hi Kevin, we do not have such a switch, also because due to the nature of our solution it is most powerful, if monitoring is always on.

For pre-production scenarios where there is no load on a system for extended periods of time, you can, however, just stop the Dynatrace monitoring service locally on the monitored host and thus disable monitoring. Of course a customer will not be billed, if the service is not running.

Hope that helps,

Guido

kevin_clemente
Dynatrace Participant
Dynatrace Participant

Hi Guido, the issue at hand is that this team has to turn on approximately 40 or so hosts when they perform their tests. Otherwise the system is idle and not doing anything significant. If a button cannot be implemented is there something else we can provide the customer? Potentially leveraging API calls and requests the same way we can set up maintenance windows. I'm thinking:

Hostname{

monitoring:on/off

}

Cheers,

Kevin.