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AppDynamics Upgrade Checklist For Any Release

To make sure you complete all the tasks necessary for a successful release upgrade, we recommend following the relevant instructions in our upgrade checklists. These guides are not release-specific and can be referenced for any release.



Before upgrading any component, complete the following steps:

  • Review the Product Announcements and Alerts page for details on any intermediate versions between the current version of your instance and the version you are targeting.

  • Review the compatibility matrix below for various components of the AppDynamics environment. Complete details can be found in our Community and technical documentation:

    Apache Web Server Agent version <= Controller version
    Application Agent version(Java, .Net, Node.js Agent etc) <= Analytics Agent version

    For Controller versions lower than 4.4.1Application (language) Agent version (Java, .Net, Node.js Agent, etc.) <= Controller version

    *For Controller versions 4.4.1 or higherApplication (language) Agent version (Java, .Net, Node.js Agent, etc.) unrestricted

    Analytics Agent version <= Controller version
    Analytics Agent version <= Events Service version 
    Controller version <= EUM Server version
    Controller version <= Events Service version 
    DB Agent version <= Controller version
    EUM version <= Events Service version
    JavaScript Agent version <= EUM Server version
    Mobile Agent version: To determine the minimum versions of the Controller and EUM Server required for supporting the latest features of the Mobile Agents, see the Mobile Agent Version and Deployment Support Matrix

    Machine Agent v4.5.2+ is compatible with Controller v4.4.0+
    Machine Agent v4.5.0 - 4.5.1 is compatible with Controller v4.5.0 - 4.5.x
    Machine Agent v4.4.0 - 4.4.3 is compatible with Controller v4.4.0 - 4.4.3
    Machine Agent v4.3.x, 4.4.x, and 4.5.x is compatible with Controller v4.5.x


*Backward compatibility is supported on the following agents starting in Release 4.5:

  • Java
  • .NET
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Go SDK
  • C/C++

Checklists for upgrading each component

Click on the links below for checklists on upgrading each type of AppDynamics component:


Last Updated: 3/15/19

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