Requirements for private synthetic locations

Make sure the machine you'll use for your private location complies with the following requirements. Note that synthetic-enabled ActiveGate has more demanding hardware and system requirements than a regular Environment or Cluster ActiveGate.

Operating system requirements

A freshly installed ActiveGate can run your private synthetic monitors on the following operating systems (both HTTP and browser monitors).

Windows

Windows OS Versions
Windows Server 2016, 2019

Chromium version on Windows

On Windows, the ActiveGate installer package includes the Chromium browser that's used to run browser monitors. The table below shows the Chromium versions that are bundled with the respective ActiveGate versions.

ActiveGate version Included Chromium version
1.201 84
1.197 to 1.199 83
1.195 80
1.189 to 1.193 79
1.183 to 1.187 78
1.173 to 1.181 74

Unsupported Windows versions for testing purposes only

If you only want to test private synthetic on a non-production machine, for example your own desktop, you can install synthetic-enabled ActiveGates on unsupported Windows versions, such as Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012.

Antivirus software on Windows

We don't support synthetic-enabled ActiveGates on Windows machines that have antivirus software installed. The antivirus software may block the browser used to run the monitors.

Linux

Linux distribution Versions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, 8.x
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04
CentOS 7.x, 8.x

Chromium versions on Linux

On Linux, the ActiveGate installer downloads the Chromium dependencies that are required by the synthetic monitors engine. On Red Hat and CentOS, you'll need to enable particular repositories from which the installer downloads the dependencies. The Dynatrace web UI provides you with all the required commands. For detailed instructions, see Create a private synthetic location.

ActiveGate version Latest supported Chromium version RHEL/CentOS Latest supported Chromium version Ubuntu
1.201 84 84
1.199 831 831
1.197 81 81
1.195 79 80
1.189 to 1.193 79 79
1.183 to 1.187 78 78
1.169 to 1.181 73 73

1 Version not provided by Dynatrace

Hardware requirements

Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates should meet the following hardware requirements depending on the number of tests executed per hour.

XS1 S M L
Min CPUs 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 8 vCPU 16 vCPU
Min free disk 20 GB 25GB 30GB 40GB
Min RAM 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Min free RAM 3GB 5GB 8GB 12GB
Estimated max number of browser monitor tests executed/h2 300 650 1200 2200
Max number of HTTP monitor tests executed/h2 300k 300k 300k 300k
Estimated max number of HTTP monitor tests with simple scripts executed/h2 10k 20k 60k 100k

1 Not recommended for Windows Server-based ActiveGates. This is just a minimal requirement. We recommend at least 25GB of free disk space and 8GB RAM because of the enhancements planned for future releases.
2 As determined in our internal tests. The actual value may vary, depending on the complexity of your monitors. Calculated as 5000 tests (maximum for a single environment) run once every minute (maximum frequency).