CA Client Automation R14 Service Pack 1 includes a way to automatically upgrade agents to R14sp1.
To setup the Automatic Updates:
You need to enable 2 configurations policies and stage the Packages to the Scalability Servers.
1. The configuration policies you need to enable are the following:
Default Computer Policy\DSM\Software Delivery\Agent
Agent Auto Upgrade: Enable auto upgrade Set to TRUE
This enables the Agent to be upgraded automatically.
Default Computer Policy\DSM\Software Delivery\Scalability Server
Agent Auto Upgrade: Enable auto upgrade mode: Set to TRUE
This enables the Scalability to upgrade agents automatically
Agent Auto Upgrade: Agent versions allowed for upgrade 22.214.171.1240;126.96.36.199;188.8.131.528;184.108.40.206;220.127.116.11;18.104.22.168
Specifies semicolon separated Agent versions that are allowed for auto upgrade.
Agent Auto Upgrade: Auto upgrade retry count 3
Specifies the number of times auto upgrade is retried, when previous upgrade attempts fail.
Agent Auto Upgrade: Enable auto upgrade retry TRUE
When auto upgrade of an agent fails, Scalability Server will retry the upgrade if this parameter is set to TRUE.
Agent Auto Upgrade: Package missing Action Agent Auto Upgrade: Package missing Action
Specifies the list of actions for a Scalability Server to perform when an Agent package is missing from the Software Delivery Library.
Stage all the CA Client Automation plugins to all of your Scalability Servers
The agent will know if they are English Only or NLS, so be sure to stage the correct plugins
The agents will not update immediately they will upgrade after the SD Agent checks in with the Scalability Server and number of times.
The automatic upgrade of Agent software is attempted only when the Agent sends a full list of installed DSM software on every tenth job check,
and is controlled through the Job Check: SWD delta mode configuration policy.