Configuration

ActiveGate configuration files are located in the ActiveGate configuration directory.

Modify configuration properties

You can customize your ActiveGate configurations (for example, connectivity and proxy settings, ciphers, or memory dump settings) using the custom.properties file.

Choose ActiveGate modules

Enable multiple ActiveGate modules to run separate monitoring processes.

Configure communication settings

Specify communication settings—including connection timeout values—to ensure continuous connectivity.

Define communication settings for ActiveGate modules

Define communication settings specific for communicating with the Dynatrace Server, or specific to ActiveGate modules, such as Synthetic Monitoring, AWS/VMware/Azure, Cloud Foundry, or Kubernetes.

Specify communication ports

Specify custom communication ports and open these ports in a firewall, if a firewall is in use.

Set up proxy for specific ActiveGate modules

Set up a proxy for ActiveGate for communicating with the Dynatrace Server, or specific to ActiveGate modules, such as Synthetic Monitoring, AWS/VMware/Azure, Cloud Foundry, or Kubernetes.

Set up reverse proxy

Configure ActiveGate to ignore the Dynatrace Managed Cluster address and instead use the address of a reverse proxy.

Define trusted certificates

Specify trusted certificates in a trusted key store, to be used by ActiveGate for connections where ActiveGate is the client—for example, for monitoring specific technologies (using specific ActiveGate modules) or for communicating with Dynatrace Managed server. These certificates are in addition to Java defaults.

To configure ActiveGate to use a custom certificate or create a self-signed PKCS#12 certificate file for testing, see Configure custom SSL certificate on ActiveGate. To configure a Java or custom trusted store, see Configure trusted root certificates on ActiveGate

Define ciphers

Configure ciphers for SSL communication.

Configure multi-environment support

Configure a single ActiveGate to support multiple environments

Set Java process parameters

Customize the Java process parameters for launching the ActiveGate service, including setting memory limits, JVM settings, or port ranges. Configuration of ActiveGate launcher is stored in the dynatracegateway.ini and launcheruserconfig.conf configuration files. You can customize these settings by modifying launcheruserconfig.conf.