How to install a Cluster ActiveGate

This topic applies to Dynatrace Managed installations only.

Cluster ActiveGate can be installed either on Linux or Windows.


  • A machine dedicated to Cluster ActiveGate that has:
    • 1 GB free disk space
    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
    • 1 dual core processor
  • A working instance of Dynatrace server
  • Administrator credentials for the servers where the Dynatrace Managed node will be installed
  • An up-to-date Linux distribution supported by Dynatrace Managed
  • Proper network port configuration
  • Your operating system must handle at least 500000 open files for the root user (Note: To view the system limit, execute the following command: cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max. Encountering problems?).

Download the installer

Downloading the installer is easy—just follow the steps below.

  1. Log into your Dynatrace Server and select Home from the navigation menu to enter the Dynatrace Cluster Management Console.

  2. Click the browse [...] button and select Add new Cluster ActiveGate.

  3. Choose the operating system on which you would like to install the Cluster ActiveGate.

  4. For Windows, download the installer. For Linux, copy the wget command line and paste it into your terminal window. Make sure to copy the command directly from the cluster page because the command contains your cluster master address.

Run the installer

You'll need root rights to install a Cluster ActiveGate. You can use su or sudo to run the installation script. To do this, type one of the following commands into the directory where you downloaded the installation script.

After a few validation steps, ActiveGate is automatically installed and connected to the cluster nodes.