16 Feb 2022 02:57 AM - last edited on 17 Feb 2022 05:08 AM by Karolina_Linda
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A best practice is to first install the ActiveGates, after which OneAgents are deployed. However, it is possible to reconfigure a OneAgent to point to a different ActiveGate or SaaS tenant, by using the oneagentctl command-line interface. https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/shortlink/oneagentctl#oneagent-communication
To see the current communication endpoint, you can use the --get-server parameter: https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/shortlink/oneagentctl#show-current-communication-endpoints
If you installed the OneAgent more than 3 days ago, remember to turn the slider "Show only recently connected hosts (last 3 days)" off, to show all connected agents.
When Agent is visible on "Deployment status -> OneAgents" you can see there
"Currently used ActiveGates". You can also find the agents by filter: "ActiveGate used by host".
You can also check what agents are connected to ActiveGate.
Go to Deployment status -> ActiveGates,
unfold ActiveGate and find "Number of currently connected hosts".
If the number is 0 then no Agent is connected.
If the number is > 0 , click the number and you will see the list of all Agents using this ActiveGate.
If you do not see the OneAgent on DeploymentStatus You can check AG logs.
AG reports number of agents' processes reporting data through the AG, to dynatracegateway_Debug.0.0.log. (The number is bigger than the number of OneAgents) Search for "Active agents:".
The number is reported every 10 minutes. So you can verify if there were any agent connected.
You can also download AG diagnostic data and check /debugui/Agentlist.html, but the ids on the list are runtime, they change every time when the reporting process is restarted.
Hi @Zbigniew_Wroble , thanks for the details. Now I'm sure that my one agent is not connected to active gate. I've installed one agent prior to installing active gate. What steps should I follow to connect my existing agent to active gate?
17 Feb 2022 08:45 AM - last edited on 17 Feb 2022 11:57 AM by andre_vdveen
If OneAgent can connect to Server directly then the order of installation does not matter. When you install ActiveGate :
1. AG recognizes its network interfaces and reports them to Server,
2 Server updates endpoint list and sends it to connected Agents,
3 Agents switch to Environment ActiveGate, because it has a bigger priority than a direct connection.
If the OneAgent cannot connect to the ActiveGate, then it returns to a direct connection with the SaaS tenant (Server).
Order of installation has meaning when Agent cannot directly connect to Server. In that case you need to install EAG, and after that download OneAgent installer and use it. It is important because OneAgent installer contains a list of endpoints: Servers and AGs . Without the working and connected AG, the list contains only Servers. OneAgent notes connection between endpoints, you can see it in OneAgent logs.
And now about your problem.:
1. Ensure that you did not define networkZone, or that it is the same for OneAgent and ActiveGate
2. on Deployment status you can see addresses of AG, you should also see these addresses in OneAgent logs and status of the connection, probably with some error, which can help you figure out what is happening.
3. ensure that the AG addresses are reachable from the OneAgent host, you can use URL: https://<AG>:9999/rest/health
the response should be
AG has self-signed certificate , so you need appropriate option during the test to accept it.
e.g. --insecure for curl
@Zbigniew_Wroble : how does --set-server = HTTPS://activegate:9999/ change this behaviour ?
We use that on one host, and no it longer seems to connect via direct communication to SaaS if the AG is not available or not reachable
To connect to ActiveGate you can simply use network zones concept and point the communication to be done in the perticular network zone where your activate belongs to. This will solves the connectivity problem between OneAgent and ActiveGate. Even if you install OneAgent before or after installing ActiveGate.
Even a simple restart of OneAgent service will do the trick if the port 9999 is opened for communication with the existing ActiveGate endpoint.