What is a monitoring environment?
Your Dynatrace monitoring environment is where all your Dynatrace performance analysis takes place. Dynatrace OneAgent sends all captured monitoring data to your monitoring environment for analysis. A monitoring environment is analogous to an analysis server that provides all Dynatrace application-performance analysis functionality, including all dashboards, charts, reports and other tools.
Monitoring environment location
Your monitoring environment location depends on your deployment type.
|Deployment type||Monitoring environment location|
|Standard SaaS||In the Dynatrace cloud|
|On-premises||In your own data center|
|Dynatrace for Government||In the cloud with FedRAMP moderate authorization|
Multiple monitoring environments
It's common to set up multiple monitoring environments so that related entities can be grouped for discrete analysis.
For example, you might set up the following three monitoring environments:
Environment 1: To monitor and analyze the performance of your production clusters.
Environment 2: Dedicated to the performance of your developers' machines.
Environment 3: Your staging servers.
But how you segment your monitoring environments is entirely up to you.
For details on how to set up multiple monitoring environments, seeMultiple monitoring environments.