Update Dynatrace Managed

Dynatrace Managed updates take place automatically. All you need to do is specify a convenient time when your users won't be using Dynatrace Managed and the system can upgrade itself (for example, during a previously scheduled maintenance window). You can also perform a manual update.

Note: Updates of Dynatrace Managed can only be done sequentially with regard to versions. This means that if your Managed cluster currently runs, for example, version 1.146 and you want to upgrade to version 1.150, you'll have to upgrade first to version 1.148 and then to 1.150.

Requirements

To run a successful update, you need at least 3 GB of available space on the partition where Dynatrace Managed is installed.

Automatic update

To define a start time for automatic updates

From the navigation menu, select Settings > Automatic update.

Set the Install Dynatrace cluster updates automatically switch to the On position.

Note: This switch is disabled if the license for the cluster has the Enforce automatic cluster updates feature enabled. In such cases, even the cluster administrator can't change this setting.

Specify a weekly maintenance window start time. Dynatrace Managed updates will start at the time you specify.

Note: This setting doesn't affect the download of updates.

Note: Your monitoring and cluster management pages won't be accessible during the upgrade process.

Manual update

To perform a manual update, you'll need first to disable the automatic updates and then to execute the downloaded Dynatrace Managed installer script on each server node. The Dynatrace Managed installer script can be found in the following directory:

/opt/dynatrace-managed/installer/upgrade

Where do I see which Dynatrace Managed version I have installed?

To check which Dynatrace Managed version you have installed

  1. Log into the Cluster Management Console or one of your monitoring environments.
  2. Open the User menu in the top right corner. The version number appears at the bottom right corner of the User menu.