Before you begin
When you target a diagnostic system module to a server instance, you apply the configuration defined in the diagnostic system module to the server instance (and thereby monitor the server instance, as defined in the diagnostic system module configuration). You can target a diagnostic module to individual stand-alone server instances, individual server instances in a cluster, or all server instances in a cluster. You can target the same module to one or more server instances or clusters, and you can target multiple modules simultaneously to a single server instance or cluster.
If you delete a diagnostic system module, you lose all the configuration defined in that module. However, you can untarget a module so that the configuration is saved but is not currently being used, or you can dynamically deactivate the module as described in Dynamically deactivate a diagnostic system module. To apply the configuration defined in the module again, target it to one or more server instances as before, or dynamically re-activate it.
After you finish
You can dynamically activate or deactivate a diagnostic system module without restarting the targeted server instance. For information, see Dynamically activate or deactivate a diagnostic system module.