To take full advantage of New Relic's latest features, enhancements, and important security patches, we recommend you update your Ruby agent to the latest version. For additional information about specific agent updates, refer to the Ruby agent release notes.
Verify your Ruby agent versions
To determine which Ruby agent versions your apps currently use:
- In New Relic, from the user menu, select Account settings > Connected agents.
- Optional: Sort by Oldest agent version.
Update the agent
To update the Ruby agent:
Using Bundler: Run this command:bundle update newrelic_rpm
Not using Bundler: Run this command:gem update newrelic_rpm
Update unsupported agent versions
If you are updating from an older agent version, including major version jumps, review the following list for changes in functionality.
From version 7 to 8
Release notes: Ruby agent 8.0.0
Please see our Ruby agent 7.x to 8.x migration guide for helpful strategies and tips for migrating from earlier versions of the Ruby agent to 8.0.0. We cover new configuration defaults, changes to the
From version 6 to 7
Release notes: Ruby agent 7.0.0
Please see our Ruby agent 6.x to 7.x migration guide for helpful strategies and tips for migrating from earlier versions of the Ruby agent to 7.0.0. We cover new configuration settings, diagnosiing and installing SSL CA certificates and deprecated items and their replacements in this guide.
From version 5 to 6
Release notes: Ruby agent 188.8.131.521
With the addition of the Tracer API for flexible custom instrumentation, several APIs were deprecated. If used, they need to be updated. For more information, see Ruby custom instrumentation.
From version 4 to 5
Release notes: Ruby agent 184.108.40.2062
SSL connections to New Relic are now mandatory.
From version 3 to 4
Release notes: Ruby agent 220.127.116.112
The agent no longer supports Ruby versions prior to 2.0, JRuby 1.7 and earlier, and all versions of Rubinius.
Deprecated API calls
For a list of deprecated API calls and their replacements, see Update deprecated API calls.