Do we have a way to manage the agents from one endpoint to another endpoint manually?
e.g. agents are connected to 2 x security gateways and now I want to upgrade one of the gateway or the server but before that I should be able to move all the connected agents to another security gateway for doing the scheduled activity.
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Agents will move to another valid endpoint (server url) automatically. Agents also continuously check each endpoint in the endpoint list, so you don't have to "redirect them". They should fail over quite fast.
I did a quick check in my lab and the failover took approximately 40 seconds. No data was lost (agents have buffer for data).
Just a quick note - there are multiple connections from monitored host to the gateway. Each instrumented app has its own one, os agent, plugin engine and log analytics also have individual connections. Its normal to see that agent parts or instrumented applications report to different endpoints at the same time.
Buffers are sized in bytes. So the duration how long agents keep data depend on how much data the agent sends.
See this thread https://answers.dynatrace.com/questions/200682/dynatrace-managed-disaster-recovery.html
Hello @Julius L.
Do you mean the agent will buffer the data in the host memory and it depends on the size of the data to buffer before drop/lost the data in case no connection to the cluster or gateway?
Hello @Joseph M. H.
Please consider my apologies in advance in case I am asking something weird.
Basically I am trying to collect the maximum technical information to complete the TDD.
Do we have an upper memory settings for the agent to buffer the data or it will use the host memory without any limitation?