Configure ActiveGate

Whenever you need to configure an ActiveGate setting (for example, proxy, port, or memory dumps), do this in the custom.properties file and then restart ActiveGate. Where can I find ActiveGate files?

Only if you use the custom.properties file will your settings be preserved when upgrading to a new version of ActiveGate. If you want, for example, to disable AWS monitoring on a given ActiveGate, you need to add the following content to the custom.properties file of this ActiveGate.

[collector]
AWSAgentEnabled=false

The ActiveGate properties that you can configure are described in the following tables. These properties are applicable for both Environment ActiveGates and Cluster ActiveGates.

Section: [connectivity]

Property Default value Description
dnsEntryPoint unset Define the entry point for the ActiveGate (for example, http://sg1.mydomain.com:9999). Via this URL, the ActiveGate is accessed by Dynatrace OneAgent. If not set, an auto-detected endpoint will be used. This entry can be used if the ActiveGate is accessed via, for example, an external IP address or load balancer.

Section: [com.compuware.apm.webserver]

Property Default value Description
port-ssl 9999 The port where the ActiveGate listens for traffic from OneAgent—used for HTTPS connection.
port unset The port where the ActiveGate listens for traffic from OneAgent—used for HTTP connection. It is disabled by default. On Linux, a value > 1024 is recommended, to ensure no root privileges are required.
ssl-protocols TLSv1.2 Supported SSL protocols. Can be one or a list of the following values: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2
excluded-ciphers unset List of additionally excluded ciphers (ciphers are defined by a substring matching at least a part of the cipher name, for example _DHE_)

Section: [http.client]

Property Default value Description
proxy-server unset Proxy server URL
proxy-port unset Proxy port (numeric)
proxy-scheme unset Proxy scheme (http or https)
proxy-user unset Proxy user name (optional)
proxy-password unset Proxy password (optional). Authentication with user/password is transferred as basic authentication header to the proxy. The initial plain text password is encrypted and stored in proxy-password-encr by the system.

Section: [collector]

Property Default value Description
MSGrouter true ActiveGate enables routing of OneAgent and other ActiveGate traffic through Dynatrace.
VMwareAgentEnabled Environment ActiveGate: true; Cluster ActiveGate: true ActiveGate can be used to monitor VMware. The value of this property isn't respected by Environment ActiveGate, which can be used to monitor VMware.
AWSAgentEnabled Environment ActiveGate: false; Cluster ActiveGate: true ActiveGate Gateway can be used to monitor AWS
restInterface true ActiveGate can be used to access the Dynatrace REST API.
enableHttpChecks false HTTP Checks in ActiveGate
DumpSupported false ActiveGate allows you to temporarily store memory dumps from OneAgent. Additional configuration in section [dump] is required.

Section: [dump]

Property Default value Description
dumpDir dump Valid path of the storage directory used for dump storage
maxSizeGb 100 Storage quota in GBs. If full, the oldest dumps are overwritten until enough space is available to store a new dump.
maxAgeDays 7 Maximum age of a memory dump in days until the dump is automatically overwritten
maxConcurrentUploads 5 Maximum number of concurrent dump uploads from OneAgents
downloadUrl unset A custom download URL (for example, if ActiveGate is behind a load balancer or if ActiveGate only detected an IP address but the customer wishes to have a FQDN). The URL must contain the correct schema and port.