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 Server||2016, 2019|
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. The bundled browser is located at
<ActiveGate-installation-dir>\synthetic\Chrome-bin\chrome.exe. If you experience issues with a private location based on a host that has antivirus software installed, check if the software blocks the bundled browser and whitelist the browser if necessary.
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux||7.x|
On Linux, you have to manually manage the dependencies required by the synthetic engine. ActiveGate is backward compatible with earlier Chromium versions. See Create a private synthetic location for a detailed procedure of installing the dependencies.
|ActiveGate version||Maximum Chromium version|
|1.169 to 1.181||73|
|1.183 to 187||78|
Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates should meet the following hardware requirements depending on the number of tests executed per hour.
|XS (2 vCPU)1||S (4 vCPU)||M (8 vCPU)||L (16 vCPU)|
|Min free disk||20 GB||25GB||30GB||40GB|
|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).