Answer by James K. ·
An environment ActiveGate is connected to one environment/tenant within your Managed cluster and handles traffic only from OneAgents in that environment. On the other hand a Cluster ActiveGate can handle agent traffic from all of the environments/tenants within your cluster.
You download a Cluster AG from the CMC admin page, and you download an Environment AG from with the environment.
Answer by Sebastian K. ·
Both of them have also different functions. For example if you have managed installation and you want to monitor mobile application you have use cluster activegate and make it public. Environment ActiveGate is useful for example if you have agents from single environment inside dmz. Than you can proxy traffic from OneAgents through ActiveGate. This makes network rules easier :) Read more in Dynatrace Documentation.
Answer by William K. ·
Where in the dynatrace website documentation page(s) can I get a clear difference btw env and cluster active gates? Unfortunately I only see information for "active gate" with use cases here https://www.dynatrace.com/support/help/setup-and-configuration/dynatrace-activegate/basic-concepts/when-do-i-need-to-install-an-activegate/ but I need a clear distinction between both and clear scenarios
Answer by Dave M. ·
I always consider the Cluster Active Gate (only available with Managed) to be designed primarily for deployment in the DMZ with an External IP address exposed to the internet for incoming traffic such as Mobile monitoring beacons, External Synthetic monitoring beacons, Agentless RUM monitoring beacons. The Environment Active Gate is better suited to internal network deployment when needed for things like running Internal Browser Monitors/HTTP Monitors, VMWare monitoring, etc.