The NeoLoad Controller is able to upgrade outdated monitoring agents (orange lights in the list). This is particularly useful after upgrading a Controller.
When a test run is launched, NeoLoad checks the versions of the monitoring agents being used and prompts to update those that are out of date. Once the agents have been updated, the test continues as normal.
A Controller cannot upgrade the agent included with another Controller. In this case, it is necessary to upgrade the agent manually using the standard installer.
If the monitoring has been started with a system account that does not have the necessary user rights for program updates, automatic upgrading will not be possible. In this case, it is necessary to upgrade the agent manually using the standard installer.
Warning: If the upgrade fails or if the monitoring agent does not function properly after an automatic upgrade, it is necessary to carry out a manual upgrade using the standard installer.
Information: From NeoLoad Controller version 6.0, only Monitoring Agents in version 5.5 and 6.0 can be automatically updated. For example, NeoLoad Controller in version 6.0.1 can update Monitoring Agents version 5.5.2 or 6.0.0, but a version 6.0.1 cannot update a version 5.4.2. When automatic update is not supported, Monitoring Agents must be updated manually using the standard installer.
To upgrade a monitoring agent
In the Monitors tab, select the monitoring agent to be upgraded.
Click the Upgrade button. The button is dimmed if an upgrade is not possible or not required.