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What is Smart Agent and how can I use it? 

Available as of v23.11.0, released November 29, 2023, Cisco AppDynamics Smart Agent allows you to manage agent operations, including install, upgrade, and rollback, from the Controller UI. There, you will be able to view the Smart Agent inventory details, along with the other installed agents. 

Smart Agent currently manages six supported agents and also provides Smart Agent CLI option for advanced configurations. 


Which agents are supported? 

The following agents are supported, with more planned and underway:

  • Apache Web Server 
  • Java 
  • Machine Agent 
  • Node.js 
  • PHP 
  • Python 


How do I use Smart Agent? 

To use Smart Agent, you will need to install it on each host where you want to use its management features. See the short list of prerequisites in the documentation. 

Check out our Smart Agent series in the Knowledge Base, starting with Smart Agent: agent lifecycle management reimagined. For contextualized day-in-the-life discussions of how Smart Agent works, see: 

 Expect more such content in the coming weeks! 


Where can I learn more about Smart Agent? 

Interested in using Smart Agent and exchanging your experience, insights and questions with other professionals? Come to the new Smart Agent Forum in the Community. 

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