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Foglight 5.7.5 - Upgrade Guide

Understand product versions Best practices Upgrade the Foglight Management Server Upgrade the Foglight Agent Manager Upgrade the Application Monitoring cartridges Upgrade the Database cartridges Upgrade the End User Management cartridges Upgrade the Infrastructure Management cartridges Upgrade the Integration cartridges Upgrade the cartridges in a federated or High Availability (HA) environment Appendix: Deploy an agent package using the browser interface

Best practices

This section guides you through the best practices for upgrading Foglight.

A typical Foglight installation includes at least one Foglight Management Server, at least one Foglight database, a number of Foglight cartridges installed on the server, a number of Foglight Agent Manager installs, and a number of agents. There may also be customizations to the server in the form of custom cartridges.

A new version of Foglight delivers new features to the market and addresses software defects. Customers may choose to upgrade whenever a new version is released, but we neither require nor expect individual customers to take every new version. You should determine which, if any, components you will upgrade based on:

To assist you in the upgrade decision making process, we provide the upgrade information in a number of ways.

First we describe how the components have changed for the release and the level of difficulty of upgrading each. Then we describe common use cases and explain the components that need to be upgraded in each scenario. Finally, we provide a table that outlines the compatibility of all updated components with older versions of the various components.

For more details, see these topics:

Foglight Management Server

A new release of Foglight typically delivers new features and defect fixes. For information about new features and defect fixes, see the Foglight Release Notes.

The upgrade to Foglight should be straightforward.

Upgrade difficulty: Easy

Expected time: 15 minutes

A server upgrade updates the Management Server to version and the embedded Agent Manager adapter to version The act of upgrading the server does not require any client-side agent or Agent Manager upgrades.

Foglight Agent Manager

A new release of the Agent Manager typically delivers new features and defect fixes. For information about new features and defect fixes, see the Foglight Agent Manager Release Notes.

For more details, see these topics:

Embedded Agent Manager

An upgrade to the Management Server version automatically updates the Agent Manager adapter that is embedded in the Management Server to version The embedded Agent Manager adapter is backward compatible with all previous versions of the Agent Manager client.

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