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    Agent Upgrade

    The steps to upgrade an agent differ depending on whether the agent was originally installed as a Docker container or as a service.

    This section describes how to check the current version of the installed agents, and then how to upgrade them.

    It is highly recommended to follow upgrade best practices:

    • Keep upgrades current

    • Upgrade progressively without skipping versions, and

    • Test upgrades in a non-mission-critical or staging environment before rolling in to production.

    Agent Version Check

    Container/Docker Installation

    If the agent is installed as container, run a command similar to:

    docker exec sysdig-agent /opt/draios/bin/dragent --version

    Service Installation

    If the agent is installed as a service, run:

    /opt/draios/bin/dragent --version

    The agent version can also be found in the agent log file: /opt/draios/logs/draios.log.

    Look for the “Agent starting” message, which is logged whenever the agent restarts.

    Update Agent

    Update the containerized agent version as you normally update any container; the basic steps are below.

    Use the full run command as shown in the Settings > Agent Installation tab of your account. CoreOS users can use the fleet script also shown on the Agent Installation tab.

    Containerized Agent

    To see which agent versions are available see this link.


    Basic Steps: stop the agent, remove it, pull the new agent, and install it.

    The exact Docker command can also be found in the Sysdig Settings > Agent Installation menu.

    docker stop sysdig-agent
    docker rm sysdig-agent
    docker pull sysdig/agent
    docker run . . .


    Check whether .yaml files must be updated:

    Updating the agent image does not overwrite the daemonset.yaml and sysdig-agent-configmap.yaml on your local system. Check the Sysdig Agent Release Notes to see if you need to download the latest .yaml files from GitHub.

    Perform update:

    kubectl set image ds/sysdig-agent sysdig-agent=sysdig/agent:<TAG>

    Watch update status:

    kubectl rollout status ds/sysdig-agent

    Service Agent

    For service (non-containerized) agent installations, updates are installed as part of the normal system upgrade available with `apt-get` or `yum`.

    Debian, Ubuntu

    apt-get update
    apt-get -y install draios-agent

    CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, Amazon AMI, Amazon Linux 2

    yum clean expire-cache
    yum -y install draios-agent