We have an enviroment
where we are monitoring 30 hosts, we have F5 load balancer and we would like to
load balance the Oneagent traffic to Dynatrace Managed Server without
installing environment ActiveGate, how can I set the agent to send traffic to
the virtual IP or domain of the F5 load balancer?
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You are monitoring just 30 hosts. Do you have a multi-node Dynatrace cluster? If not, what is the purpose of putting an F5 for load balancing? You effectively cannot manage the endpoint addresses the agent is connecting to. This can be only by done mangling your /etc/hosts or DNS) as the list of endpoint URLs is sent to OneAgents by Dynatrace server.
However, Dynatrace handles load balancing pretty solid by itself, so I don't think you need a load balancer at all between agents and cluster.
Unless you are forced to do the content inspection (which would be much simpler to configure with using HTTP proxy anyway) I'd definitely not recommend to put any components into the communication.
Thank you @Julius L. and how is the communication handled for cluster ActiveGates when enabling Mobile RUM? described in scenario 3 on documentation where load balancers are in place:
Actually, I don't think you are able to specify multiple endpoint URLs for the beacons for Mobile RUM in case you have multiple cluster activegates. Thus you will need to somehow load-balance the connections or do at least the fail-over on server side. (Beacon URL gets inserted into the application at instrumentation time).