This topic applies to Dynatrace Managed installations only.
Your Dynatrace monitoring environment is where all root cause analysis and fault domain isolation take place. Your monitoring environment is where Dynatrace OneAgent sends its monitoring data. It also includes the dashboards, charts, and reports that you use to stay on top of your environment’s performance.
Think of your monitoring environment as the analysis server that provides all application performance analysis and think of your Dynatrace Server as your cloud infrastructure within your data center.