Deploy OneAgent using AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that gives you the option of deploying and auto-scaling applications and services. You can modify your deployment by supplying additional resources or packages using a predefined .ebextensions directory zipped into your deployment package. For more information, see Amazon's AWS documentation.

You can prepare configurations where OneAgent is already part of your application deployment. In such cases, you won't have to manually install OneAgent or restart servers to enable service monitoring.

What you need

  • OneAgent download link (Windows or Linux)
  • Access to your AWS Console

Get the OneAgent download

  • For Windows, go to Deploy Dynatrace > Start installation > Windows and select Download OneAgent installer. For more information, see Install OneAgent on Windows.

  • For Linux, go to Deploy Dynatrace > Start installation > Linux and follow the instructions. For more information, see Install OneAgent on Linux.

Create a configuration to install OneAgent

Because the specifics of this type of installation depend heavily on user customizations, we can't provide a simple set of steps that will work in all scenarios. The following is only a brief overview of the entire process, with examples that will help you create your own deployment.

Customizing your installation

When creating the configuration file, you can customize your installation using all the supported OneAgent installation parameters.

In the examples below:

  • We use the --set-app-log-content-access=true parameter to enable OneAgent to access log files for the purpose of Log Monitoring. If you want to add more parameters, separate them with a space.


    Starting with OneAgent version 1.185, we recommend --set-app-log-content-access=true instead of APP_LOG_CONTENT_ACCESS=1. If you're using an earlier version of OneAgent, however, you should use APP_LOG_CONTENT_ACCESS=1.

    To learn more about installation parameters, see Customize OneAgent installation on Linux or Customize OneAgent installation on Windows.

  • Make sure the configuration files are properly formatted YAML files. Most importantly, don't use tabs for indentation. Only spaces are allowed.

It's best to split the extension configuration into two files, one for downloading the OneAgent installer and the other for invoking the installation and post-installation tasks. Note that the Elastic Beanstalk extension script file names are important—the Amazon interpreter executes them in alphabetical order.

Create the download configuration file and save it with the name 0dynatraceDownload.config. The configuration file needs to contain a files section where you must define:

  • Download path and target file name (for example, /tmp/
  • Proper user rights settings
  • The OneAgent download URL you copied to your text editor

For example:

      mode: "000755"
      owner: root
      group: root
      source: ""

Create a file called 1dynatraceInstallAndPost.config to execute the OneAgent installer and perform other tasks such as service restart.

The following script checks for an existing OneAgent setup and, if no OneAgent is found, executes installation from the /tmp directory, setting the --set-app-log-content-access=true installation parameter to enable Log Monitoring. Then the httpd service is restarted.

    cwd: /tmp
    command: "/bin/sh --set-app-log-content-access=true"
    command: "service httpd restart"

Copy the 0dynatraceDownload.config and 1dynatraceInstallAndPost.config files to the .ebextensions directory and place it in the Beanstalk deployment package.

Extend your configuration

For convenience, you can also include steps to download OneAgent in your configuration.

This Linux script example includes OneAgent download in the configuration. While this is necessary for the first installation of OneAgent, it might substantially lengthen future application updates because you download OneAgent each time. To improve your Beanstalk configuration, add a check for an existing OneAgent installation and have your scripts download OneAgent only when it isn't found on the system.

Inspect the following Linux configuration example carefully before creating your own scripts. The Amazon interpreter is sensitive to syntax errors. Take care in formatting and escaping special characters.

    mode: "000755"
    owner: root
    group: root
    content: |
      if [ ! -d /opt/dynatrace/oneagent ]; then
        wget -O /tmp/ ""
        chmod 755 /tmp/
        sudo chown root:root /tmp/
        sudo /tmp/

    command: /tmp/ --set-app-log-content-access=true
    command: service nginx restart
    ignoreErrors: true