Note: The information in this article is not release-specific. You can reference it for any release.
To make sure you complete all the tasks necessary for upgrading Machine Agents after a release, we recommend following the upgrade checklist instructions below.
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 Machine Agent and Controller version compatibility information below:
|v4.3||v4.4 - 4.4.3||v4.5+||v20.3 - future release|
|Machine Agent Versions||4.x - 4.3||4.4.1 - 20.x (1)||4.5 - 20.x (1)||4.4 - 20.x (1)(2)|
(1) Controller version supports through the most recent released Agent version
(2) Controller does not support Agent version 4.1
Note: It’s a good practice to back up the
<machine_agent_home>directory to a
<machine_agent_home_BACKUP>in case you need to revert to the previous installation.
Instructions for upgrading other AppDynamics components are available in our general How do I get started with upgrading AppDynamics components for any release?