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Upgrading to Agent 5.6.0

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I'm currently running Agent 5.5.0.447 agent and saw the email about some vulnerabilities so I thought I should check into updating; however, I also realize that 5.6.0 is pretty recent and I know at times there can be issues associated with updating to something quickly.  Is it recommended?

Also, while I've become much more adept at updating some other components, I haven't had a lot of experience doing agents by myself, and it's been infrequent.  If I recall though, the keyupdater & extension for the agent are backwards compatible, is that correct?  So you would possibly update those in your current branch, but bring in the new agent in evaluation to test it out?

 

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Re: Upgrading to Agent 5.6.0

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Yes, the extension and keyupdater are backward compatible.  Definitely check it into eval and test it in your environment.  This agent has a compatibility check built into the install so that if there are incompatible point products, it won't install. 

KB90993 is the known issues kb for that version of the agent.  You might want to check it out. 

KB51573 is the supported environments for the agent.

KB91021 is a list of the 5.6 compatible products.

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Re: Upgrading to Agent 5.6.0

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Yes, the extension and keyupdater are backward compatible.  Definitely check it into eval and test it in your environment.  This agent has a compatibility check built into the install so that if there are incompatible point products, it won't install. 

KB90993 is the known issues kb for that version of the agent.  You might want to check it out. 

KB51573 is the supported environments for the agent.

KB91021 is a list of the 5.6 compatible products.

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