Configuring your ActiveGate includes tasks such as opening communication ports, setting up a proxy or reverse proxy, configuring a Java or custom trusted store, configuring memory dumps, and ensuring connectivity.

In certain Dynatrace deployments, you need to tell the ActiveGate to ignore the Managed cluster address and instead use the provided address of the reverse proxy. You may have to configure a single ActiveGate in support of multiple monitoring environments. Also, because Dynatrace components communicate through SSL using ciphers to encrypt HTTP requests, you also have to configure ciphers on your ActiveGate.

For most configuration settings (like connectivity, proxy, or network zones), you can use the properties file.

For settings applied with each ActiveGate startup (like set memory limits, Java process parameters, and port ranges), you can use the launcher file.