This topic describes updating the Analytics Agent standalone binary and includes some steps that are relevant only if you are collecting Log Analytics data.
If you are running the Analytics Agent through the Standalone Machine Agent, See Upgrade the Standalone Machine Agent for instructions. Note: you should maintain a copy of the controller.xml file in addition to the analytics-agent.properties, job folder, and watermark folder.
|Preserving the watermark file and the job files is only necessary when you are collecting log data for analytics. The watermark file preserves information about the number of bytes read from the log sources by the Analytics Agent and is relevant only when Log Analytics is enabled. Job files contain the configuration for pre-4.3 log sources.|
After unzipping the Analytics Agent standalone binary, the file locations are:
Running Analytics Agent via the Standalone Machine Agent, the file locations are:
Use these steps to upgrade your Analytics Agent (standalone binary) to 4.5.
analytics-agent.propertiesfile with in accordance with the steps here: Installing Agent-Side Components, referring to your previous properties as needed.
To move from job files to the new Consolidated Log Management source rules, see Migrate Log Analytics Job Files to Source Rules.