What is your source control and deployment management for APM artifacts?
There is more than a handful of files that are modified or customized within Application Performance Management installation, use, and administration.
To name a few:
EM - Configuration
custom email shell script
EM - Java Script Calculators
EP Agent (variant depending on host/OS)
Application Agent (java)
With each of these artifacts, there, hopefully, should be a deployment plan along with some sort of test/verification plan to get the changes through some sort of software life cycle within multiple environments (test, pre-production, production).
Currently we have the majority of our artifacts on a network directory with no check-in / check-out control. Our deployments are manual and custom per server.
Certainly, you could take that the APM, monitoring as not being a production impact and an acceptable loss if APM were to shutdown for some reason. But if you did, once in the past, deploy a pbd that caused issues on the production environment, the first questions usually are, was the changes tested, what is your roll-back plan, how long will production have to be down, what changed?
So, what is your APM source control and deployment plans?