Install OneAgent on AIX

To install Dynatrace OneAgent, if you are a SaaS customer, go to Dynatrace.com and Login using the username and password you received from Dynatrace in your signup confirmation email. If you are a Managed customer, access the Cluster Management Console and choose the environment you want to monitor. Then continue with the installation steps provided below.

Requirements

  • You need administrator rights for the servers where Dynatrace OneAgent will be installed as well as for changing firewall settings (necessary only if your internal routing policy may prevent Dynatrace software from reaching the Internet).
  • You need permissions and credentials for restarting all your application services.
  • You need to check also the disk space requirements.
  • All hosts that are to be monitored need to be able to send data to the Dynatrace cluster. Depending on whether your Dynatrace deployment is on SaaS, or on Managed environment, and on your network layout and security settings, you may choose to either provide a direct access to Dynatrace cluster, or to set up an ActiveGate.

Installation

Select Deploy Dynatrace from the navigation menu.

Click the Start installation button and select AIX.

Click Copy to copy the wget command.

Log into your AIX host and execute the wget command.

Attention:

  • The wget command isn't installed on AIX by default. Either install it or use an alternative means of downloading OneAgent.
  • If you receive an error while downloading OneAgent, install the required certificate by downloading the root CA file from Comodo and then concatenating the content of the CRT file to /var/ssl/cert.pem. You can alternatively skip the certificate check by adding the parameter --no-check-certificate.
  • If you plan to download Dynatrace OneAgent directly to a server, note that outdated or missing libraries (for example, CA certificates or OpenSSL) will prevent the installer from downloading. We use encrypted connections. OpenSSL is required to enable wget to access the server.

Once the download is complete, you can verify the signature by copying the command from the Verify signature text field, then pasting the command into your terminal window and executing it. Make sure your system is up to date, especially SSL and related certificate libraries.

Installation on AIX depends on the OneAgent version.

  • Copy the command that's provided in the And run the installer with root rights text field.

  • Paste the command into your terminal and execute it. Note that you’ll need root privileges. You'll need to make the script executable before you can run it as root. You can use su or sudo to run the installation script. To do this, type the following command into the directory where you downloaded the installation script.
    sudo /bin/sh Dynatrace-OneAgent-AIX-1.0.0.sh

On AIX, Dynatrace supports deep monitoring for Java and Apache HTTP Server applications. This however requires some more configuration on AIX, which can be easily done both for single applications as well as shell-wide.

OneAgent versions earlier than v1.137 and fallback

If your OneAgent is older than v1.137, or if you have problems with the unified monitoring approach, you can inject OneAgent manually.

You've arrived!

Great, setup is complete! You can now take a look around your new monitoring environment. If you are a SaaS customer, you can access your monitoring environment anytime by going to Dynatrace website and clicking the Login button in the upper-right corner. If you are a Managed customer, you can access your monitoring environment through the Cluster Management Console.

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One last thing: to monitor your processes, you need to restart them. At any time, you can check which processes aren't monitored and need to be restarted. Just select Deployment status from the navigation menu, click the All hosts or Recently connected hosts tab, and expand the host you are interested in.