Upgrading the Agents is recommended and required to receive updates. Restarting an agent here means usually to restart the instrumented application.
Old Agents are compatible and continue to function.
1. Bootstrapped Agents
Includes: Java, .NET, Host, Native ADK, PHP, CICS, and IMS
Make sure the Agents are connected, then restart to upgrade them automatically. They continue to use the
<DT_HOME_OLD> directory for retrieving their configuration. You can switch them to
<DT_HOME_NEW> by upgrading the Bootstrap Agents (see below).
1.1. Bootstrapped Web Server Agents
Includes: Web Server
In the correct order:
- Restart the Web Server Agent Service and wait until it has reconnected.
- Restart the Web Server Agent.
2. Non-bootstrapped Agents
Includes: Mobile App ADK
Switch your Mobile App to the new ADK and deploy the new version to upgrade. The compatibility statement also applies to Mobile ADK Agents.
3. Bootstrap Agents
For AppMon 6.5 and later, Bootstrap Agents with versions 5.6 and earlier are unsupported. Verify their version and if unsupported, upgrade the Agent's bootstrap component.
These features also require minimum versions:
- Restart Webserver Agent Services from the Client (Bootstrap >= 6.2)
- Disable automatic agent updates (Bootstrap >= 6.3)
4. z/OS Agents
z/OS Agents can be bootstrapped or non-bootstrapped. See Upgrading zOS Agents for more information.
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