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.

Hardware requirements for synthetic-enabled ActiveGate

The Environment ActiveGate running private browser monitors should meet the following hardware requirements depending on the number of tests executed per hour. The table below presents current limits of tests run from a single location and you won't be able to run more by scaling up the machine.

XS (2 vCPU)1 S (4 vCPU) M (8 vCPU) L (16 vCPU)
Min free disk 20 GB 25GB 30GB 40GB
Min RAM 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Min free RAM 3GB 5GB 8GB 12GB
Max number of tests/h2 300 650 1200 2200

1 Not recommended for Windows Server-based ActiveGates. 2 As determined in our internal tests. The actual value may vary, depending on the complexity of your monitors.

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, 20161
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Linux distribution Versions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 71
Ubuntu 12.04+, 14.04+, 16.04+1
openSUSE 13
CentOS 6, 71
Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03, 2017.09

1 Versions supported for private browser monitors.