Suggestions for upgrade

If given permission, Micro Focus informs you when your server and agents are eligible for upgrade.

When upgrade eligibility is detected, in the dashboard at the top of the Deployment Automation page a message icon image is displayed. Click the icon to view the upgrade suggestions for your server, agent, and plugin versions.

Server upgrade messages

Deployment Automation provides the following message options for server upgrade:

  • Download new version: Select this to open a download page where you can download and upgrade the server.
  • Ask again later: Select this to temporarily dismiss the messages. The messages are sent again a week later.
  • Never for this version: If you select this, you are not notified again about the suggested version. But when a new version becomes available, you are notified.
  • More info: Select this to open the documentation for this option.

Messages indicate how critical the suggested upgrade is, and include the following color coding:

  • Critical (red)

  • Important (yellow)

  • Recommended (green)

  • Optional (grey)

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Agent upgrade messages

Deployment Automation provides the following message options for agent upgrade:

  • Upgrade:Select this open the Deployment Automation Agents / Pools page for where you can upgrade the agents.
  • Ask again later: Select this to temporarily dismiss the messages. The messages are sent again a week later.
  • Never for this version: If you select this, you are not notified again about the suggested version. But when a new version becomes available, you are notified.
  • More info: Select this to open the documentation for this option.

Messages indicate how critical the suggested upgrade is, and include the following color coding:

  • Critical (red): At least one agent requires a critical upgrade.
  • Important (yellow): At least one agent requires an important upgrade and no agents require critical upgrades.
  • Recommended (green): At least one agent requires a recommended upgrade and no agents require critical or important upgrades.
  • Optional (grey): At least one agent requires an optional upgrade and no other upgrade types are required.

The Management > Resources > Agents / Pools page shows upgrade status for agents if you have agreed to Check for Upgrade and have the permission. Next to each agent with eligible upgrades, the upgrade status is displayed.

For details on how to upgrade agents, see Upgrade agents.

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Plugin upgrade messages

Deployment Automation provides the following message options for plugin upgrade:

  • Download: Select this to open the Deployment AutomationPlugins page where you can upgrade plugins.
  • Ask again later: Select this to temporarily dismiss the messages. The messages are sent again a week later.
  • Never for this version: Select this to be notified again about the suggested version. But when a new version becomes available, you are notified.
  • More info: Select this to open the documentation for this option.

The Administration > Automation > Plugins page displays Download links for plugins eligible for upgrade, provided you have agreed to Check for Upgrade and have the permission. After you have upgraded the plugins, the Download links no longer appear.

For details on how to upgrade plugins, see Load and upgrade plugins.

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