To upgrade a system that is currently monitored by a PEM agent to a more-recent version of PEM agent, simply download and invoke a newer version of the platform-specific PEM agent installer on the system that the agent is monitoring.If you are a Linux user, you can invoke the installer by opening a terminal window, assuming superuser privileges, navigating to the directory in which the installer resides and entering:./pem_agent-x.x.x-linux.runWhere x.x.x specifies the version information for the installer.If you are a Windows user, you can invoke the installer by right-clicking on the downloaded installer's icon, and selecting Run as Administrator.The PEM Agent Setup Wizard opens, welcoming you (see Figure 2.1).Read and accept the License Agreement (shown in Figure 2.2) before clicking Next to continue.The setup wizard will automatically detect an existing agent, and upgrade the installed version (see Figure 2.3). Click Next to continue.
To proceed with the installation, you may be required to provide a service account password. If prompted, provide the password and click Next to continue.When the Ready to Install dialog (shown in Figure 2.4) informs you that the installation is about to begin, click Next to continue.The setup wizard displays progress bars to inform you of each component that is being installed (see Figure 2.5).The PEM Agent Setup Wizard will inform you when the installation completes (see Figure 2.6). Click Finish to exit the wizard and close the window.You can use an RPM package to upgrade existing agents that were initially installed by a package. The upgrade process does not update the PEM agent configuration file. After installing the new agent, you must manually copy the configuration file of the existing agent to the new installation location.
2. If upgrading from PEM 6.x, copy the configuration file to the location of the PEM 7.x configuration file (/usr/pem/agent/etc/agent.cfg). For example:For detailed information about using an RPM package to install the PEM agent, please see the PEM Installation Guide or the Advanced Server Installation Guide, available at: