Nebula provides an Agent Update Available status that allows you to manage larger software updates that are typically released monthly for Windows endpoints. These updates are automatically downloaded on a regular basis, but you can manually check for updates to speed up the process. To do this, select the endpoint(s) on the Endpoints page and go to Actions > Check for Agent Updates.
Once an endpoint has downloaded an agent update, it is either installed automatically if automatic updates are enabled, or awaits an update command from Nebula. The Agent Update Available status indicates endpoints that have updates downloaded but not yet installed. This feature gives you the flexibility to manually control when the update gets installed.
Note: This feature does not stop Protection Updates or other plugins from updating, but rather provides control over larger agent updates being installed.
Like other statuses, the Dashboard shows a count of endpoints with Agent Updates available . Click this tile to navigate to the Endpoints page with the corresponding filter applied.
On hover, the status icon displays the current version in-use and the new version ready for installation.
Install Agent Update
- Select the endpoint(s) that have the Agent Update Available status.
- Select the Actions menu > Agent Update.
- A dialogue notifies you that a restart may be required to complete the installation. If needed, the Restart Required status icon subsequently displays, and reboots are handled as configured via your policy settings. Click Yes to install the update.
Note: To review or modify your reboot settings, select a policy, browse to the Endpoint agent tab and locate the Reboot settings section.
To verify that the update was successful, select the Overview tab for a specific endpoint and confirm the Protection Service Version is in the 4.x.y.zz range.
If you prefer automatic updates, you can enable this feature under the Endpoint Agent updates section of a Nebula policy. For more information, see Endpoint agent policy settings in Nebula.