Who has ever migrated a managed cluster from Managed to SAAS or from SAAS to Managed.
Is this possible and what is the effort required?
Does Dynatrace provide this capability?
This would be a good capability since we have clients already on Managed deployments and have a corrupted or inconsistent infrastructure and down the line they feel a need to shift to SAAS or vice versa
Solved! Go to Solution.
I do not know of any such migration. Heard only rumours about it. It would not be impossible, in my opinion, given how similar the two solutions seem to be, but would probably need significant Professional services. And it's going to get more difficult with Grail.
In any case, this is something that you should check with your account manager.
Depends on how much you need you historical data.
If you can live without it, you can copy most of the configuration via API and copy the few that require it manually. Then you can reconfigure the agents to report to the new environment.
It's quite doable, you loose all the historic data though.
The effort of upgrading to SaaS varies depending on the size of environment, complexity, components and your team skills and size. Selecting the right approach to upgrading to SaaS is critical. Based on the current use of Dynatrace managed, the scope of the upgrade should be identified, the existing Dynatrace environments should be cataloged and evaluated, and a first plan of what must be upgraded should be created.
The high-level scope of the upgrade should be identified, including a list of components that must be migrated. The SaaS upgrade may be an opportunity to optimize the Dynatrace platform and reorganize components.
Monitoring data can't be migrated to SaaS. However, the Dynatrace Managed clusters can be operated in parallel if access to historical data is required. This may require running dual Dynatrace and Managed licenses. Please reach out to Dynatrace support for further assistance.
Assess the effort that might be required and the skills and resources needed to execute the upgrade. This starts with cataloging and evaluating the environment and identifying the configuration items that must be migrated. Furthermore, cataloging and reviewing the Dynatrace components configured or deployed across your environment makes it possible to determine the preferred approach to upgrading to SaaS.
Dynatrace components that must be moved to the new Dynatrace environment are: