Private agent (cloud and hardware ApP and TxP) rebooting

Dynatrace Keynote Synthetic agent software, both private and public, runs on Windows systems. As most Windows users know, it is recommended to reboot the systems periodically for optimum memory, caching, and system resource usage.

We recommend your private agent is also configured to reboot periodically (every 1-3 days). In the agentconf.ini file on that system, there are the following settings in the [Agent] section:

RebootCycle=1
RebootCycleCheckPeriod=3600
RebootCycleUnit=86400
RebootNtShutdownSystem=1

Multiply the RebootCycle and the RebootCycleUnit, then add RebootCycleCheckPeriod to get the number of seconds between reboots. The settings above will cause a system reboot every 25 hours. The RebootNtShutdownSystem setting is important to make sure the whole system reboots and not just the Common Agent software.