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Update the .NET agent

How to update the APM .NET agent.

Check your .NET agent version

  1. Refer to the release notes to find the latest version of the agent.
  2. Check the version of the .NET agent you currently have installed by using Windows Programs and Features or by using your Linux package manager.
  3. Follow the update instructions for your agent:

Update the .NET agent (Windows)


Before updating:

  • Updating the agent requires Administrator rights in your Windows admin group. For more information, see the permissions documentation.
  • If your .NET Framework agent version is lower than 7.0 or you are using .NET Framework version 4.0 or lower, see Update legacy .NET agent.

Update the .NET agent (Linux)

Use one of the following methods to update to the latest version of New Relic's .NET agent:

.NET agent versions not supported

End of life notification: As of July 29, 2019, New Relic will no longer accept data from .NET agent versions earlier than 5.1.

These agent versions use an out-of-date protocol when communicating with New Relic's data collection services. In addition, many of these versions contain a potential security issue where they may incorrectly send sensitive data to the New Relic collector.

Update older .NET Framework agents (lower than 7.0)

If you are considering updating a .NET Framework agent version that is lower than 7.0, review the following notes. To see the agent version you have, see Check agent version. For a full list of agent changes, see the .NET release notes.

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