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Why are the compilers required and can they be disabled?

Question

Why are the compilers required and can they be permanently disabled to stop then re-enabling after a Metric Insights update? 

Answer

The compilers are needed to run the Metric Insights install packages when updating MI. You can disable the compilers, but they will be installed again during the next update of MI.