ActiveGate default installation settings for Linux

If you do not specify any parameters during ActiveGate installation to customize settings, the following default settings will be applied. To modify defaults settings during installation, see Customize ActiveGate installation on Linux.

Directories

Purpose of directory Default path Path relative to installation parameter Disc space requirements (if size is not given, assume less than 1 MB)

ActiveGate executable files, libraries, and related files

/opt/dynatrace/gateway
<INSTALL>/gateway

300 MB

ActiveGate configuration

/var/lib/dynatrace/gateway/config
<CONFIG>/gateway/config

ActiveGate SSL folder

/var/lib/dynatrace/gateway/ssl
<CONFIG>/gateway/ssl

ActiveGate temporary files

/var/tmp/dynatrace/gateway
<TEMP>/gateway

4 GB (including 3 GB for cached OneAgent installers and container images)

ActiveGate logs

/var/log/dynatrace/gateway
<LOG>/gateway

500 MB

Dump files uploaded to ActiveGate by OneAgent

/var/lib/dynatrace/gateway/dump

Functionality off by default. When activated, can take configurable maximum size: default 100 GB.

ActiveGate packages directory for auto-update installer downloads

/var/lib/dynatrace/packages
<PACKAGES_DIR>

500 MB.

ActiveGate Extensions 1.0 and Extensions 2.0 executable files, libraries, and related files

/opt/dynatrace/remotepluginmodule
<INSTALL>/remotepluginmodule

350 MB

ActiveGate Extensions 1.0 and Extensions 2.0 configuration, logs, cache, run-time work area

/var/lib/dynatrace/remotepluginmodule
<CONFIG>/remotepluginmodule

2 GB (for logs and crash dumps)

ActiveGate extensions upload directory

/opt/dynatrace/remotepluginmodule/plugin_deployment/

Depending on uploaded extensions

zRemote executable files, libraries, and related files

/opt/dynatrace/zremote
Using non-default directories is not supported.

50 MB

zRemote user-modifiable persistent configuration,
zRemote runtime work area, crash reports

/var/lib/dynatrace/zremote/agent Using non-default directories is not supported.

50 MB

zRemote logs

/var/lib/dynatrace/zremote/log
Installing ActiveGate with zRemote in non-default directories is not supported.

200 MB

Private Synthetic executable files, libraries, and related files

/opt/dynatrace/synthetic
<INSTALL>/synthetic

270 MB

Private synthetic logs

/var/log/dynatrace/synthetic
<LOG>/synthetic/log

1 GB

Private synthetic temporary files

/var/tmp/dynatrace/synthetic

20 GB, including 1 GB for the /var/tmp/dynatrace/synthetic/cache and 1 GB for /var/tmp/dynatrace/synthetic/screenshots

Autoupdater

/opt/dynatrace/autoupdater
<INSTALL>/autoupdater

Included in estimate for ActiveGate executable files

Autoupdater logs

/var/log/dynatrace/autoupdater
<LOG>/autoupdater

200 MB

Services

Component name

Service name

User account

ActiveGate

dynatracegateway

default: dtuserag
configurable during installation

ActiveGate auto-updater

dynatraceautoupdater

root

Extensions 1.0 (Remote Plugin Module)

remotepluginmodule

same as for ActiveGate

Extensions 2.0

extensionsmodule

same as for ActiveGate

zRemote

zremote

same as for ActiveGate

Synthetic

vuc

same as for ActiveGate

User running ActiveGate service

By default, the ActiveGate installer uses the user dtuserag to run the ActiveGate service. This user does not require root privileges.
If the userdtuserag does not already exist in the system, the installer will create it.

Port usage

By default, ActiveGate:

  • receives connections from OneAgents or other ActiveGates on port 9999
  • receives Dynatrace API on port 9999
  • connects to Dynatrace SaaS or Managed cluster on port 443

For more information about possible ActiveGate connectivity schemes, see Supported connectivity schemes for ActiveGates.