As an application owner, you need to ensure the continuous availability and performance of your applications from your end-users’ point of view. Sometimes, you need to check the availability of internal resources that aren’t accessible from outside your network. With Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring, you can easily do this by setting up private locations for your environments. A private Synthetic location is a location in your private network infrastructure where you install a Synthetic-enabled ActiveGate. You can execute synthetic monitors from such private locations to check the availability of internal resources.
Deploy private Synthetic locations clusterwide in Dynatrace Managed
We’re happy to announce that you can now deploy private locations clusterwide in Dynatrace Managed. Starting with Dynatrace Managed version 1.176, you can download and set up Synthetic Monitoring locations that are available across all environments in your Dynatrace Managed cluster. This centralized approach reduces your hardware imprint as well as configuration effort, making your work easier and more cost-effective.
You can use these locations for both HTTP and browser monitors in the same way that you utilize environment-specific private locations.
How to deploy clusterwide private Synthetic locations
To set up a private location clusterwide, download ActiveGate from the Cluster Management Console (select synthetic mode) and proceed to installation. Synthetic monitoring can now be based on Cluster ActiveGates for Dynatrace Managed for both Windows- and Linux-based ActiveGate installations.
As synthetic monitors are run from Cluster ActiveGates, installation is centralized. Of course, you can still configure private locations per environment.
Following our API-first strategy, private locations are configured via REST API calls.
How to get started
To begin, you’ll need:
- Cluster ActiveGate version 1.175+ dedicated to Synthetic Monitoring
Keep in mind that a clean Cluster ActiveGate installation is required. To reuse an existing Cluster ActiveGate, you must first uninstall the ActiveGate and then reinstall it. More information is available in Dynatrace Help.
Stay tuned for more Synthetic Monitoring news, including:
- Credential vault support for HTTP monitors.
- New public Synthetic locations from already supported cloud vendors.
- Public locations provided by a new cloud vendor.
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