How do I install a public Managed Security Gateway?

This topic applies to Dynatrace Managed installations only.

Before you begin

What you need:

  • A machine dedicated to Security Gateway with:
    • 1 GB free disk space
    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
    • 1 dual core processor
  • A working instance of Dynatrace server.
  • Administrator credentials for the servers where the Dynatrace Managed node will be installed.
  • An up-to-date Linux distribution supported by Dynatrace Managed.

What are the hardware & software requirements for Dynatrace Managed?

Note: The Linux operating system has a limit on the number of open files that a process can handle. It's recommended that you set the number of open files to at least 500,000 for user root to ensure proper operation. The current limit can be checked via the ulimit -H -n command. Note that this limit is set per user, so if you run Security Gateway on a different user than root, you need to update the relative configuration file accordingly.

Download the installer

Downloading the installer is fairly easy—just follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to your Dynatrace Server and select Home from the navigation menu to enter the Dynatrace Cluster Management Console.

  2. Click Add new Security Gateway.

  3. Choose the operating system on which you would like to install the Security Gateway.

  4. For Windows, download and execute the installer. For Linux, copy the wget command line and paste it into your terminal window. Wait for the download to complete and then begin the installation. Make sure to copy the command directly from the cluster page because the command contains your cluster master address.

Run the installer

You'll need root rights to install a public managed Security Gateway. You can use su or sudo to run the installation script. To do this, type one of the following commands into the directory where you downloaded the installation script.

  • If you're on an Ubuntu Server, use the following command:
sudo /bin/bash
  • If you're using Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
su -c '/bin/bash'
  • If you start a root session:

After a few validation steps, the Security Gateway is automatically installed and connected to the cluster nodes.

How to update a Public Managed Security Gateway

To update Security Gateway, download the new version and reinstall it. You don´t need to uninstall your current Security Gateway version. Just install the new version over the old one.