In this tab, you can define the Runtimes that Analytics will connect to.
Defining Runtimes is usefull for:
- deploying Deliveries to Runtimes
- managing Deliveries in a Runtime and defining Schedules
Note: it is not necessary to define Runtimes when you just need to consult Sessions: instead, define Log Databases.
Generally, a global Analytics instance contains all your organization's Runtimes.
Tip: make sure to give them appropriate names. For example "PROD_RUNTIME_BATCH" and "PROD_RUNTIME_WEBSERVICES"
This is necessary when using Analytics for consulting Sessions.
See this article for more information: Session Reports, Runtimes and Log Databases
A Profile is a group of Runtimes and Log Databases which affects the informations displayed by Analytics.
Note: Profiles do not affect how Deployment Projects work.
A good practice is to define a Profile for each kind of environment.
For example: a profile for DEV, TEST, PRODUCTION...
Environments are used in Deployment Projects for building and deploying Deliveries to Runtimes.