Updating the agent

Often we release updates to the agent. Follow the steps below to bring your agent up to date.

Update notifications

If you're using our OS packagers for Deb/RPM then they will simply tie into your package manager and it will notify you as part of your normal system upgrades processes e.g. when you do your regular update review or if you have something like update-notifier.

In addition to this, our web UI shows the version for each agent when you view a server and highlights outdated agents. The release notes are kept up to date and we post new releases on our blog.

Finally, there's a JSON version output of the latest agent version available to parse programmatically.

You can also force an update:

CentOS / Fedora / Red Hat / CloudLinux

sudo yum clean all
sudo yum update sd-agent

Debian / Ubuntu

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sd-agentĀ 
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    Michael Bubb

    How do we know when a new agent has been released?

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    David Mytton

    I've just updated this article with several ways you can find out about updates. Probably the easiest is to subscribe to our blog at https://blog.serverdensity.com

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