This puppet module downloads and installs the dynatrace OneAgent agent on windows, linux and AIX systems

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  • 1.7.0 (latest)
  • 1.6.0
  • 1.5.0
  • 1.4.0
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.5.0
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0 (deleted)
released Apr 6th 2021
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
  • CentOS

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dynatrace/dynatraceoneagent — version 1.7.0 Apr 6th 2021

Dynatrace OneAgent module for puppet

Table of Contents

  1. Module Description - What is the Dynatrace OneAgent module and what does it do?
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with the Dynatrace OneAgent
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Module description

This module deploys the Dynatrace OneAgent on Linux, Windows and AIX Operating Systems with different available configurations and ensures the OneAgent service maintains a running state. It provides the resource types to interact with the various OneAgent configuration files and the oneagentctl


What the Dynatrace OneAgent affects

  • Installs the Dynatrace OneAgent package with the selected parameters and manages its config files.
  • By default, enables the Dynatrace OneAgent boot-start, and uses the generated service file as part of the installer to manage the Dynatrace OneAgent service.
  • Any running processes prior to installing the OneAgent package will need to be restarted for full instrumentation, a server reboot is another alternative.

Setup requirements

This module requires puppet/archive as well as puppet-labs/reboot for server restarts.

To begin using this module, use the Puppet Module Tool (PMT) from the command line to install this module:

puppet module install dynatrace-dynatraceoneagent

You will then need to supply the dynatraceoneagent class with two critical pieces of information.

  • The tenant URL: Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id} | SaaS https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com
  • The PaaS token of your environment for downloading the OneAgent installer

Refer to the customize OneAgent installation documentation on Dynatrace Supported Operating Systems This module uses the Dynatrace deployment API for downloading the installer for each supported OS. See Deployment API

Beginning with the Dynatrace OneAgent

To have Puppet install the OneAgent, declare the `dynatraceoneagent' class:

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url  => 'https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com',
    paas_token  => '{your-paas-token}',

When you declare this class with the mandatory options, the module:

  • downloads the required binaries needed to install the OneAgent on the target host
  • Installs the OneAgent with the default installation parameters: --set-infra-only=false, --set-app-log-content-access=true
  • Applies any specified configuration via the oneagentctl
  • Ensures the Dynatrace OneAgent service is running and enabled.


Default OneAgent install parameters defined in params.pp as a hash map: --set-infra-only=false, --set-app-log-content-access=true

Most basic OneAgent installation using a SAAS tenant

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url  => 'https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com',
    paas_token  => '{your-paas-token}',

OneAgent installation using a managed tenant with a specific version

The required version of the OneAgent must be in format. See Deployment API - GET available versions of OneAgent

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url  => 'https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}',
    paas_token  => '{your-paas-token}',
    version     => '',

Verify Installer Signature (Linux/AIX Only)

Set the verify_signature parameter to true if the module should verify the signature of the OneAgent Linux/AIX installer prior to installation. If set to true the module will download the dynatrace root cert file to download_dir default value from the URL default value set for download_cert_link and use it for verification. If the verification fails, Puppet will attempt to delete the installer file downloaded by the puppet/archive module causing a failure on the remaining tasks.

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url       => 'https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com',
    paas_token       => '{your-paas-token}',
    verify_signature => true,

Advanced configuration

Download OneAgent installer to a custom directory with additional OneAgent install parameters and reboot server after install should be defined as follows (will override default install params):

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url            => 'https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com',
    paas_token            => '{your-paas-token}',
    version               => '',
    download_dir          => 'C:\\Download Dir',
    reboot_system         => true,
    oneagent_params_hash  => {
        '--set-infra-only'             => 'false',
        '--set-app-log-content-access' => 'true',
        '--set-host-group'             => 'PUPPET_WINDOWS',
        'INSTALL_PATH'                 => 'C:\Test Directory',

For Windows, because download_dir is a string variable, 2 backslashes are required Since the OneAgent install parameter INSTALL_PATH can be defined within a hash map, no escaping is needed for Windows file paths For further information on how to handle file paths on Windows, visit Handling file paths on Windows

Set or update OneAgent configuration and host metadata

This module supports the oneagentctl which can be used to apply configurations as well as add/change metadata during or after the installation of the OneAgent.

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url       => 'https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}',
    paas_token       => '{your-paas-token}',
    host_group       => 'APACHE_LINUX',
    host_metadata    => ['Environment=Dev', 'Organization=D2P', 'Owner=joe.doe@dynatrace.com', 'Support=https://www.dynatrace.com/support/windows'],
    host_tags        => ['ApacheHost', 'Gdansk', 'role=fallback', 'app=easyTravel'],
    hostname         => 'apache.puppet.vm',
    log_monitoring   => false,
    log_access       => false,
    infra_only       => true,

Update OneAgent communication

Use the oneagent_communication_hash parameter to change OneAgent communication settings during/after installation:

class { 'dynatraceoneagent':
    tenant_url                  => 'https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}',
    paas_token                  => '{your-paas-token}',
    oneagent_communication_hash => {
        '--set-server'       => 'https://my-server.com:443',
        '--set-tenant'       => 'abc654321',
        '--set-tenant-token' => 'abcdefg123456790',
        '--set-proxy'        => 'my-proxy.com',

It is recommended that any settings that can be configured via the installation parameters are used before resorting to the oneagentctl, see REFERENCE.md for supported parameters.


Seen in file REFERENCE.md


For an extensive list of supported operating systems, see metadata.json

Visit Technology Support for details on supported Operating Systems and limitations.

Visit oneagentctl for details on limitations around the OneAgent command line interface.



Acceptance tests for this module leverage puppet_litmus. To run the acceptance tests follow the instructions here. You can also find a tutorial and walkthrough of using Litmus and the PDK on YouTube.

An example script for running acceptance tests can be found on the run_acc_tests.sh file.