How do I install Dynatrace Server?

This topic applies to Dynatrace Managed installations only.

Before you begin

What you need

Ensure that your network and firewall configuration makes the required Dynatrace Server ports available. Also, Dynatrace Managed Server requires fixed IP assignment.

To install Dynatrace Server, follow the steps described below.

The libraries that are installed with Dynatrace Managed are locale-aware. For correct display of text and symbols, be sure to set your environment's system locale to an English language option (for example, LANG=en_US.UTF-8).

Step 1: Download the installer

  1. Open the Dynatrace Managed license activation email to display installation instructions.
  2. Log in to your Linux machine where you want to install Dynatrace Server.
  3. Copy the wget command line from the activation email and paste it into your terminal window. Wait for the download to complete and then begin the installation.

Step 2: Verify the Dynatrace Managed installer signature

The Dynatrace Managed installer file is digitally signed. The signature file is distributed along with the Dynatrace Managed installer. In conjunction with OpenSSL and the Dynatrace root certificate, the signature file can be used to verify the authenticity of the installer. The signature file has the same name as the installer, with a .sig extension.

To verify the installer file

  1. Download the Dynatrace root certificate file.
  2. Run the following OpenSSL command:

openssl cms -verify -binary -inform PEM -CAfile dt-root.cert.pem -content -in > /dev/null

Step 3: Run the installer

To view a list of all available installation parameters, run the installer with the parameter --help.

You need root rights to install Dynatrace Managed Server. 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.

Type Accept if you agree to the Dynatrace Managed Terms of use. Installation won't continue until you complete this step. To quit installation press Ctrl+C.

Follow the onscreen prompts to proceed. The Dynatrace Managed installer works in interactive mode. It displays prompts for values like the installation path and user account. You can accept the default values by pressing Enter. To override the settings, type your choices in the terminal and press Enter.
Note: Please have your Dynatrace Managed license key available. You can't complete installation without a license key.

Copy the environment URL that's provided at the end of the installation process. Paste the address into your browser to complete the remainder of the installation. Setup is now complete.

Step 4: Configure an admin user and an environment name

Type a name for your new monitoring environment.
Select a name that will allow you to easily identify the environment. This setting can be changed later once you access your Dynatrace Server dashboard.

You need to set up an administrative user for the Dynatrace Managed Server. You'll need this user account to manage other user accounts and your monitoring environment.

Once you're done with this part of the setup you'll automatically be logged into your Dynatrace Managed Server. Your first monitoring environment is now ready!

Next steps

After you've installed your Dynatrace Managed Server you can: