How do I install Dynatrace OneAgent on AIX?

Dynatrace supports IBM AIX for Java (specifically IBM JVM and WebSphere) and IBM HTTP Server (Apache HTTP server).

If your infrastructure is based on these technologies you can use Dynatrace OneAgent to effectively monitor your hosts, services, and user experience.

If a proxy is required to connect to Dynatrace Server, we recommend that you install Security Gateway and have Dynatrace OneAgent use Security Gateway for this purpose.

Install Dynatrace OneAgent

Select Deploy Dynatrace from the navigation menu.

Click Start Installation.

Click the AIX button.

Click Copy to copy the wget command.

Log into your AIX host and execute the command.

Attention

  • The wget command isn't installed on AIX by default. You must either install it or use an alternative means of downloading OneAgent.
  • If you receive an error while downloading OneAgent, install the required certificate by downloading the root CA file from Comodo and then concatenating the content of the CRT file to /var/ssl/cert.pem. You can alternatively skip the certificate check by adding the parameter --no-check-certificate.

Create a folder on your local system for OneAgent (for example, /opt/dynatrace/oneagent).

Unzip the ZIP archive into the folder.

Note
In contrast to other platforms, root access is not required for the installation of OneAgent on AIX. OneAgent can be installed in any directory.

  • As all monitored applications need to be able to read the library, ensure that the permissions allow this.
  • Be sure to reference the folder correctly in the subsequent steps of your deployment.

Open the manifest.json file. It contains <tenantUUID>, <tenantToken>, and <communicationEndpoints>, which you will need to configure your environment.

Instrument Dynatrace appropriately based on your infrastructure.