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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.9 - Upgrade Guide

Upgrading Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

The Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition components (Management Server, Embedded Agent Manager, Cartridges) are all upgraded automatically by the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition installer.

Select Upgrade and click Next.
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The upgrade process continues in a similar fashion to the installation. For step-by-step assistance, refer to the appropriate Foglight Installation and Setup Guide for the database and platform you are running.

Upgrading the Agent Manager

The embedded Agent Manager is updated as part of the upgrade process. Any additional, external Agent Managers may need to be updated.

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On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Agents > Agent Managers.
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If the Version of any agent host listed is not 5.9.5, continue following this procedure to upgrade the Agent Manager.
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To upgrade, select the agent host from the list and click Upgrade. The process may take a few minutes and the agent host may disappear from the list temporarily while it is restarting.

Upgrading Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition agents

After upgrading Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, the database, and cartridges, the agents used by some of the cartridges must be updated to ensure proper data collection. Specifically, this section describes the procedures for upgrading monitoring agents.

Upgrading the VMware Performance agent

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On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Agents > Agent Status.
NOTE: Alternatively, you can deploy the updated agent package (VMware-Performance-64bit-<version>.gar) using the browser interface; for details, see Appendix: Deploying an agent package using the browser interface.
NOTE: If the VMware agent was modified to use custom memory settings as described in the Note for installations monitoring large VMware environments section, reapply those settings by editing the baseline.jvmargs.config file before activating the upgraded agent.
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