We will be updating dynatrace in the near future and were wondering if there are any tools in place to perform regression tests on dynatrace and appmon themselves to make sure all functionality is still working after the updates. We would like this to be automated instead of having to go through all the tools to ensure data is being collected.
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If you have a separate dynatrace tenant (for instance a tenant for preprod), you could monitor your preprod/regression environment with that dynatrace tenant. It is an approach I usually see.
To ensure the data is being collected have an API call into the relevant areas (perhaps timeseries) and script to check you receive expected values.
For AppMon the approach is the same but instead of tenant ensure you have a system profile for the preprod/regression system.