reference deployment

Dynatrace Managed Cluster on AWS

All-in-one performance monitoring solution

This Quick Start deploys a Dynatrace Managed cluster on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 30 minutes.

Dynatrace Managed is an all-in-one performance-monitoring solution. You can use a single platform to analyze application performance throughout your application’s full stack, down to each individual transaction across all layers and technologies.

This Quick Start is for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who want to use the Dynatrace Managed model for deployments and run their cluster in the AWS Cloud.

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This Quick Start was developed by Dynatrace in collaboration with AWS. Dynatrace is an APN Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up a Dynatrace Managed cluster on AWS. The deployment includes the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans multiple Availability Zones.*
    • A VPC configured with public and private subnets according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • An internet gateway to allow access to the internet. This gateway is used by the bastion hosts to send and receive traffic.*
    • In the public subnets, managed NAT gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the public subnets, a Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • A Network Load Balancer that can be used to access the Dynatrace Managed cluster and send monitoring data from outside of the VPC.
    • Three Elastic IP addresses used by the Network Load Balancer.
    • In each of the private subnets, an Amazon EC2 instance with Dynatrace Managed server installed. Each Amazon EC2 instance is using six Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes. For each instance there is also an Amazon CloudWatch alarm defined for Amazon EC2 Auto Recovery.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy a Dynatrace Managed cluster on AWS in about 30 minutes, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Sign up for the Dynatrace Managed license. You can use the trial license to try Dynatrace Managed with no additional cost.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following two options:
    4. Test the deployment. You can also add more instance types and sizes.

    Please know that we may share who uses AWS Quick Starts with the AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner that collaborated with AWS on the content of the Quick Start.

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    To run this Quick Start, you first need to obtain the Dynatrace Managed license by contacting Dynatrace at You can use the trial license to try Dynatrace Managed with no additional cost.