Installing synthetic-enabled ActiveGate

With Dynatrace Synthetic, you can run your monitors from a private synthetic location (i.e., a location in your private network infrastructure where you install a synthetic-enabled Environment ActiveGate). With monitors executed on such an ActiveGate, you can check the availability of internal resources that are inaccessible from outside your network. Follow the steps below to install a synthetic-enabled ActiveGate and configure your private synthetic location.

Install synthetic-enabled ActiveGate

A synthetic-enabled ActiveGate is used exclusively to run synthetic monitors. A clean ActiveGate installation set to Synthetic monitoring will disable all other ActiveGate features, including communication with OneAgents.

Note that you can't execute synthetic monitors using an Environment ActiveGate that's configured for multi-environment support.

From the navigation menu, click Deployment status.

Click Install ActiveGate.

Select the operating system. See Supported technologies and versions to learn which OS platforms are supported for private HTTP and browser monitors.

Select synthetic monitoring from private locations as the purpose of this ActiveGate. Download the installer and install ActiveGate following the on-screen instructions. Make sure you use the exact command as instructed in the Dynatrace UI. For more information, see Install an Environment ActiveGate.

Add a private synthetic location

  1. In Dynatrace, go to Settings > Web & mobile monitoring > Private monitoring locations.
  2. Click Create location.
  3. Give your location a custom Name, for example Boston office, 3rd floor.
  4. Map it from an existing geographic location or add a new one. This is defined by Region, City, and Geographic coordinates.
  5. Add the synthetic-enabled ActiveGate you've just installed to the location.
  6. Click Add.

Now you can start to run your monitors from a private synthetic location.


  • version 1.163 and earlier 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, however we recommend minimum 25 GB of free disk space and 8GB RAM because of the enhancements planned for future releases.