ActiveGate hardware and system requirements

This topic explains the hardware and operating system requirements for installing ActiveGate.

Hardware requirements

You need a machine dedicated to ActiveGate that has:

  • 2 GB free disk space
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 1 dual core processor

Note: For large environments, you may need to use a machine with additional CPU and memory.

Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates are more demanding in terms of hardware requirements. See System and hardware requirements for synthetic-enabled ActiveGates.

System requirements

  • Ensure that you have proper network port configuration.
  • Your operating system must handle at least 500000 open files for the root user
    Note: To view the system limit, execute the following command: cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max.
    Encountering problems?

Supported operating systems

ActiveGate supports only 64-bit operating systems.

Windows OS Versions
Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Linux distribution Versions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7, 8
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.041
openSUSE 13
CentOS 6, 7, 8
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03, 2017.09

1Starting with ActiveGate vesion 1.183

Synthetic-enabled ActiveGates support a subset of operating systems. See System and hardware requirements for synthetic-enabled ActiveGates.