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Pushing Agents and Reboots

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RobSmith
Frequent Advisor

Pushing Agents and Reboots

Morning everyone.

I was wondering if anyone could give me a breakdown on whether or not the installation of the following when pushed from the SIM console, to a Win2k3 or 2k box require a reboot on the receiving machine.

SIM Agent
VCA Agent

Please advise for both an earlier version installed, and no version installed.

Thanks so much,

--Linus
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Albert Austin
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Pushing Agents and Reboots

Installed both of the above agents a couple of days ago and didnt have to reboot my server. My understanding is that if u downgrade then a reboot is required, but an upgrade or if u install the same version over again it should not.
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Pushing Agents and Reboots

I've seen VCA's require a reboot.
It's also recommended the entire PSP be installed as this is a tested bundle and you don't end up with dependency issues.
That will require a reboot.
RobSmith
Frequent Advisor

Re: Pushing Agents and Reboots

Id much prefer to do it that way, unfortunately, I have a VERY large number of App owners who are convinced that any change to drivers whatsoever is going to cause their apps to die and never ever come back.

I need to get the agent onto around 100 machines, and even getting these guys to give me a reboot window is quite a headache. Thanks for the heads up on the VCA.

I'll probably restrict the push to SIM Agent only.
Any other tips from the community?

Thanks again for your help.
RobSmith
Frequent Advisor

Re: Pushing Agents and Reboots

Thanks all for the Assistance.