Automatic agent updates

Bootstrapped Agents update to the most recent version when connecting to the AppMon Collector by default. For AppMon 6.3 and later, you can disable these automatic Agent updates. If you disable automatic Agent updates, the bootstrapped Agents no longer uses the Agent version provided by the Collector. Instead they stay on their current version.

Note

It is strongly recommend to keep the automatic Agent updates enabled unless you have regulatory or policy requirements which make the disablement necessary. After disabling automatic Agent updates, the Agents no longer gets the latest bug fixes. The supported application environments and technologies are bound to the AppMon Server version. Although discontinued technologies might still work, they are no longer supported. Moreover, new AppMon features might not work.

Disable automatic updates

You can disable automatic Agent updates in the Client under Tools > Manage Updates. The Dynatrace Server Settings dialog box appears and displays the Update pane. Clear Automatically update Agents to latest version check box.

Requirements

  • A bootstrap Agent with version equal to or later than 6.3.
  • The bootstrap Agent must have been connected to a Collector with the version you want to use.

Enforce selective agent update

To update a certain Agent although automatic Agent updates are disabled, install an update using the controlled rollout and explicitly select the Agent you want to update in the Agent selection dialog box. See Controlled Update Rollout for more information.