System and hardware requirements for private synthetic monitoring

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

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-enbled ActiveGates on a Windows machine with antivirus software installed.

Linux

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

Hardware requirements

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 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).