ActiveGate works as a proxy between Dynatrace OneAgent and Dynatrace cluster.
The main functions of ActiveGate include:
Message routing: ActiveGate knows about the runtime structure of your Dynatrace environment and routes messages from OneAgents to the correct server endpoints.
Buffering and compression: ActiveGate collects messages from OneAgent instances and builds bulks, which are then sent in compressed form to Dynatrace Server. Network overhead can thereby be considerably reduced—a 70% reduction can be expected.
Authentication: ActiveGate authenticates OneAgent requests (SSL handshake and environment ID authentication).
Entry point for sealed networks: Dynatrace Server clusters often run in protected environments that aren't directly accessible by OneAgent instances running outside of a sealed network. ActiveGate can be used to serve as a single access point for such OneAgent instances. In this way, maintenance overhead is reduced since you only need to provide access for one well-known ActiveGate (i.e., only a single exception rule in your firewall configuration settings is required).
- Configure ActiveGate
- Where can I find ActiveGate files?
- Which network ports does ActiveGate use?
- Preserve settings during ActiveGate update
- Configure ActiveGate launcher
- Set up proxy authentication for ActiveGate
- Configure an Environment ActiveGate for multi-environment support
- How to configure ciphers on ActiveGate