Install the zRemote module for z/OS monitoring
The zRemote module processes binary data received from the zLocal and routes that data, compressed and encrypted, via its local ActiveGate to Dynatrace. Hence, the zRemote module offloads much of the processing work from the CICS, IMS, and z/OS Java code modules incurred in instrumenting subsystems and applications to an open system.
zRemote functionality and module
To monitor a z/OS LPAR, including technologies such as CICS, IMS, and Java, you need an ActiveGate with the zRemote module enabled. You can install this ActiveGate on any Linux or Windows operating system that is supported by ActiveGate.
ActiveGate 1.251+ Dynatrace recommends that you install the zRemote module on the IBM Z or LinuxONE mainframe, on a Linux operating system, to avoid performance or security issues in z/OS monitoring.
For more details and configuration options, see Install the zRemote module.
For z/OS monitoring, you need both of the following:
- An ActiveGate with enabled zRemote module. This ActiveGate is responsible for installing the zRemote module, updating the zRemote module, and providing the network interface.
- An ActiveGate with enabled OneAgent routing module. This ActiveGate is responsible for routing the binary data received from the zRemote module, encrypted and compressed, to Dynatrace.