Dynatrace offers two types of ActiveGate: Environment ActiveGate and Cluster ActiveGate. If you use Dynatrace SaaS, you only need to install an Environment ActiveGate. Dynatrace Managed deployments typically require both ActiveGate types, though the most important type for Dynatrace Managed deployments is the Cluster ActiveGate. For Dynatrace Managed deployments, see additional ActiveGate use cases for Dynatrace Managed.

An Environment ActiveGate can be

  • Classic - runs on a virtual or physical host and has multiple modules (except for the Synthetic module, which can't coexist with other modules)
  • Cloud-native - runs in a container and has only one module

Classic ActiveGate

Cloud-native ActiveGate