Upgrade APM Insight Java agent

Methods to upgrade Java agent

Java agent can be upgraded in 2 ways:
  • Auto Upgrade
  • Manual Upgrade
Auto Upgrade:
  • This feature is available only from version 1.9
  • When this feature is enabled, the latest version of the agent is automatically downloaded and deployed whenever it is made available
  • After the deployment process is complete, you will be requested to restart your application server. Once the server is restarted, the updated version will come into effect
  • To enable this feature, go to APM Insight > Choose your APM application > Edit option > Edit APM Agent Configuration Profile > Enable Agent Auto-Upgrade.
NOTE: Auto upgrade feature will only work for major version changes in agent. Minor changes will not be covered in this.

Manual Upgrade:
  • By default, auto-upgrade option is disabled. When a new version of the agent is available, users will be notified in the APM Instance view.
  • Users can initiate the upgrade process by clicking on Update Agent link in the above said notification. On doing so, the latest version will be downloaded and deployed
  • After the deployment process is complete, you will be requested to restart your application server. Once the server is restarted, the updated version will take effect.

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