The configuration steps that must be completed before HTTP monitors can be set up for synthetic testing are detailed below.
HTTP monitors are only available on Linux-based Environment ActiveGates (version 1.151+).
Configure ActiveGate in preparation for HTTP monitors
From the navigation menu, click Deployment status.
Click Install ActiveGate.
Click the Linux button (synthetic monitoring is only available for Environment ActiveGates running on Linux).
Set the Enable synthetic monitoring switch to the On position. Install ActiveGate following the on-screen instructions. For more information, see Install an Environment ActiveGate.
- Install ActiveGate following the on-screen instructions. For more information, see Install an Environment ActiveGate.
- After the installation is complete, using your server’s command line, edit the
custom.propertiesfile as shown below. Depending on your ActiveGate version and deployment setup, you'll find this file at either in
- Add a
[synthetic]section if one doesn't exist.
- On a new line, add the property
synthetic_enabled = true.
The resulting flag should look like this:
[synthetic] synthetic_enabled = true
- Save the file.
- Restart the ActiveGate process on your server (the service doesn't support the
restartmethod, so you must do this manually:
- Stop the service
sudo /etc/init.d/dynatracegateway stop- this is a non-blocking option so please ensure that the service has been stopped with
sudo /etc/init.d/dynatracegateway statusbefore you proceed with the next step.
- Start the service
sudo /etc/init.d/dynatracegateway start
- Stop the service
After the installation is complete, go to the Deployment status page again to confirm that your installed ActiveGates are reporting correctly.
Go to Settings > Web & mobile monitoring > Private monitoring locations.
Click Add private synthetic location.
Give your location a Name.
Select Existing location from the drop list to select one of the public synthetic monitoring locations provided by Dynatrace. To define a custom monitoring location (for example,
Boston office, 3rd floor), select New location from the drop list. Then select the Region, City, and type in the Geographic coordinates of the custom location.
Now you can create an HTTP monitor.
- HTTP monitors are only available on Linux ActiveGates.
- Only two ActiveGates can be assigned to a single location for load balancing and fail-over
- Only IPv4 and DNS UDP are supported for network configuration.
- Minimum hardware requirements are the same as for other clean ActiveGate installations.