Setting up reverse proxy for ActiveGate

ActiveGates in certain Dynatrace deployments must connect to the Managed cluster via a reverse proxy. For communication from the Managed cluster back to the ActiveGate via the reverse proxy, you must tell the ActiveGate to ignore the Managed cluster address and instead use the provided address of the reverse proxy.

To configure a reverse proxy for ActiveGate:

Stop the ActiveGate and edit the custom.properties file.

If the properties are set, remove or comment out the proxy-server, proxy-port, and proxy-scheme parameters.
The listed proxy parameters in the [http.client] section should be used only in a forward proxy scenario.

To tell the ActiveGate to ignore information from the Managed cluster, add or modify the ignoreClusterRuntimeInfo parameter in the [connectivity] section of the custom.properties file:

[connectivity]
ignoreClusterRuntimeInfo = true

Give the ActiveGate the address of the reverse proxy. Add the seedServerUrl parameter in the [collectors] section of the custom.properties file in the following format:
seedServerUrl = https://<REVERSE_PROXY>:<REVERSE_PROXY_PORT>/communication

For example:

[collectors]
seedServerUrl = https://my.reverse-proxy.com:443/communication

Save the custom.properties file and restart the ActiveGate.