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The latest version of the Foglight Experience Monitor (FxM) appliance is 5.6.5. For more information, see Upgrade the Foglight Experience Monitor appliance.
The latest version of the Foglight Experience Viewer (FxV) appliances is 5.6.5. For more information, see Upgrade the Foglight Experience Viewer appliance.
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:
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 5.9.2 should be straightforward.
A server upgrade updates the Management Server to version 5.9.2 and the embedded Agent Manager adapter to version 5.9.2. The act of upgrading the server does not require any client-side agent or Agent Manager upgrades.
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.