Hardware and system requirements for routing/monitoring ActiveGates on Windows

Hardware and system requirements: Routing OneAgent traffic to Dynatrace, monitoring cloud environments, or monitoring remote technologies with extensions

For hardware and system requirements for other ActiveGate purposes, see:

Run ActiveGate on dedicated system

For optimal performance, we strongly recommend that you install and run the ActiveGate on a dedicated system.

Hardware requirements

You need a machine dedicated to ActiveGate that has:

  • 4 GB free disk space for ActiveGate and Extensions installation, configuration, and logs for auto update purposes.
  • 4 GB for ActiveGate and OneAgent cached installers and container images—if such will need to be stored.
  • Space for dump files—if such will need to be stored. This functionality is turned off by default, but can be turned on in ActiveGate configuration. The maximum size of the storage space is configurable—100 GB by default.
  • Space for extension uploads—depending on extensions used.
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended).
  • 1 dual core processor.

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

Space requirements per directory

Space allocation per directory, for installation purposes:
(for more detailed allocation, refer to ActiveGate directories)

Top-level directory Disc space requirements

ActiveGate and autoupdater executable files, libraries, and related files
%PROGRAMFILES%\dynatrace\gateway
relative to installation parameter: <INSTALL>\gateway
also configurable in GUI during installation

300 MB

ActiveGate configuration and related directories
For Environment ActiveGate, it also contains Extensions 1.0 and Extensions 2.0 configuration
%PROGRAMDATA%\dynatrace

2 MB

For Environment ActiveGate only: Extensions 1.0 and Extensions 2.0 executable files, libraries, and related files %PROGRAMFILES%\dynatrace\remotepluginmodule
relative to installation parameter: <INSTALL>\remotepluginmodule
also configurable in GUI during installation

350 MB

Space allocation per directory, for ActiveGate operation:
(for more detailed allocation, refer to ActiveGate directories)

Top-level directory Disc space requirements

ActiveGate and autoupdater logs
ActiveGate packages directory for auto-update installer downloads
%PROGRAMDATA%\dynatrace

1.2 GB

ActiveGate temporary files
%PROGRAMDATA%\dynatrace\gateway\tmp

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

Dump files uploaded to ActiveGate by OneAgent
%PROGRAMDATA%\dynatrace\gateway\dump

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

For Environment ActiveGate only: ActiveGate Extensions 1.0 and Extensions 2.0 logs, cache, run-time work area
%PROGRAMDATA%\dynatrace\remotepluginmodule

2 GB

For Environment ActiveGate only: ActiveGate extensions upload directory
%PROGRAMFILES%\dynatrace\remotepluginmodule\plugin_deployment

Depending on uploaded extensions

Supported operating systems

Supported operating systems:
Windows OS Versions CPU architecture
Windows 8.1, 10 x86-64
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 x86-64

System requirements

  • ActiveGate supports only operating systems running on the x86-64 architecture (64-bit Intel/AMD).
  • Ensure that you have proper network port configuration.
  • ActiveGate installation is not supported on Windows with a disabled NT AUTHORITY\LocalService account.

AWS sizing guide

The following table represents the machine instance size requirement based on number of OneAgents communicating with the ActiveGate. On each host, OneAgent is performing seven monitoring tasks:

  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Log monitoring
  • Full-stack monitoring of 3 Apache Tomcat instances
  • Full-stack monitoring of 2 Apache HTTP Server instances
Machine size Number of hosts
c4.large 450
c4.xlarge 900
c4.2xlarge 1200

The C4 machine instances included in the estimates:

Instance vCPU Mem (GiB) Storage Dedicated EBS bandwidth (Mbps) Network performance
c4.large 2 3.75 EBS-Only 500 Moderate
c4.xlarge 4 7.5 EBS-Only 750 High
c4.2xlarge 8 15 EBS-Only 1,000 High