Requirements for private Synthetic locations

Make sure the host you'll use for your private location complies with the following requirements. Note that a 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 (both HTTP and browser monitors) on the following operating systems.

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
1.219 90
1.215 to 1.217 89
1.213 88
1.209 to 1.211 87
1.205 to 1.207 86
1.201 to 1.203 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 locations on a non-production host, for example, your own desktop, you can install a Synthetic-enabled ActiveGate on unsupported Windows versions such as Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012.

Antivirus software on Windows

We do not support Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates on Windows hosts that have antivirus software installed. The antivirus software might 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, 20.04
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 Red Hat/CentOS Latest supported Chromium version Ubuntu
1.219 90 Red Hat/CentOS 7, Red Hat/CentOS 8 90 Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04
1.215 to 1.217 89 Red Hat/CentOS 7, Red Hat/CentOS 8 89 Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04
1.213 88 Red Hat/CentOS 7, Red Hat/CentOS 8 88 Ubuntu 20.04
1.209 to 1.211 87 Red Hat/CentOS 7, Red Hat/CentOS 8 87 Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04
1.205 to 1.207 861 86 Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04
1.201 to 1.203 84 84
1.199 832 832
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

The latest version provided by Dynatrace for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS for ActiveGate version 1.205 to 1.207 is Chromium 85: RHEL/CentOS 7, RHEL/CentOS 8.

2

Version not provided by Dynatrace.

Hardware requirements

Depending on the number of tests executed per hour, Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates need to meet the following hardware requirements.

XS1 S M L
Minimum CPUs 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 8 vCPU 16 vCPU
Minimum free disk space 20 GB 25GB 30GB 40GB
Minimum RAM 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Minimum free RAM 3GB 5GB 8GB 12GB
Estimated maximum number of HTTP monitor executions/h2 300k 300k 300k 300k
Estimated maximum number of high-resource HTTP monitor3 executions/h 10k 20k 60k 100k
Estimated maximum number of browser monitor executions/h 300 650 1200 2200
1

Not recommended for Windows Server-based ActiveGates. This is just a minimal requirement. We recommend at least 25 GB of free disk space and 8 GB RAM because of the enhancements planned for future releases.

2

Calculated as 5000 monitor executions (maximum for a single environment) run once every minute (maximum frequency).

3

These are HTTP monitors on private locations with any of: pre- or post-execution scripts, OAuth2 authorization, Kerberos authentication.

Limit values

The estimated limits listed in the table above were determined in our internal tests. The actual values might vary depending on the complexity of your monitors.