Managing a pool with agents in different versions

If you update SES Evolution to a new version, but some agents or agent groups stay in the older version, your pool will be disparate.

For further information on updating agents, refer to the section Updating agents.

You can easily view the number of agents for each version in the dashboard under the Agents diagram. This information can also be found in the General tab of the Agents panel.

In a disparate pool, agents that kept the older version will not be equipped with all the new features. Information about incompatibility is shown as icons and descriptive tool tips in the Agents menu of the administration console.

Icon Meaning

The software version selected in the agent group does not support this feature. This is the case, for example, with the Allow agent uninstallation parameter in the configuration of an agent group. However, you can save the configuration of the agent group and deploy the policy on the group.

The software version selected in the agent group does not support a feature. This is the case, for example, with the Enable daily shadow copies parameter in the configuration of an agent group. If the icon is red, it means that you cannot save the group’s configuration or deploy the policy.

Some agents in the group are not yet equipped with the version required to use a feature.

This is the case, for example, with the feature that automatically assigns agents to a group.