Private Synthetic Monitoring locations now supported on Red Hat 8, Ubuntu 18, and CentOS 8

Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates are crucial elements of private Synthetic Monitoring locations. Because ActiveGates can be deployed in various parts of customers’ environments, private Synthetic locations provide many potential benefits, including synthetic monitoring of applications that are only available internally or to understand how an application’s availability and performance varies from different company locations.

We want Dynatrace ActiveGates to be as flexible and easy to deploy as possible. While other solutions on the market may force you to use only a single OS, Dynatrace supports a variety of Windows versions and multiple Linux distributions.

Deployed Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates

Easily run private synthetic monitors on your favorite OS version

This flexibility, along with an automated installation procedure, has a single purpose: to allow you to create private locations as easily and quickly as possible.

This approach places the burden on Dynatrace for ensuring that our platform supports the most up-to-date versions of common operating systems and that monitoring runs smoothly in environments that rely on the latest versions of OS patches and updates.

It’s therefore our pleasure to announce that, starting with Dynatrace version 1.197, Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates are now supported on the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat 8
  • Ubuntu 18
  • CentOS 8

Dynatrace provides automated installation procedures for each of these Linux distributions (see below).

Select a Linux distribution for automated ActiveGate installation

What’s next?

Support for the latest, most up-to-date OS versions is a never-ending effort—so expect to hear about additional OS version support in the future.

  • You can expect to see Synthetic-enabled ActiveGate support for Ubuntu 20 in the near future.
  • Additionally, we’re looking into ways to make the deployment of Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates even easier, for example, using containerization and by providing quick-start templates for (private) cloud solutions.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Please don’t hesitate to share your comments and questions with us at Dynatrace Answers.

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