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Does Cloud-Infra Mode exist for Solaris?

Imagine, if I monitor some java and/or apache process in Solaris with the help of manual injection. I suppose I can turn it into cloud-infra mode afterwards in dynatrace dashboard? Yes or no?

And if the answer to the previous question is yes, then I wonder can I directly switch it to cloud-infra mode without doing any manual? (i.e like the way we do to any other non-Solaris OS)

Best Regards,

Wai Keat


DynaMight Legend
DynaMight Legend

No, you cannot switch to the infrastructure mode for Solaris agents. I think you can't do it also for any other PaaS type agents. Fortunately, agents for other supported OS have the full version as well.

If you still need to monitor just some infrastructure metrics without instrumenting any processes on Solaris, I'd suggest doing it remotely via ActiveGate plugin.

Certified Dynatrace Master | Alanata a.s., Slovakia, Dynatrace Master Partner

Dynatrace Leader
Dynatrace Leader

Another alternative is to inject OneAgent into a dummy Java process on that host but otherwise doesn't do anything. 3 lines of Java will suffice. This provides a full OneAgent context on the host to collect Infra metrics without worrying about specific apps having to be injected.

I do like this one:


That's a dummy Network echo service on port 8000 that does nothing and the class exist probably in each JVM.

Unfortunately, it will consume a full-stack licence for the host, so the price-performance ratio is not ideal.

Certified Dynatrace Master | Alanata a.s., Slovakia, Dynatrace Master Partner

Dynatrace Mentor
Dynatrace Mentor

Another option is to remotely monitor the Solaris servers with an Activegate extension, we have built one that does precisely that at the extensions team, if you are interested please send us an email

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