I am reviewing steps to update my 2017.3 installation to SU3, and I note that the guidance mentions upgrading the client, which appears to be distinctly different than the agent. I am unable to find information that explains the differences while planning for this upgrade. I installed the client upgrade on a test machine and I see no differences. Do I need to push out a client upgrade and an agent upgrade? Are they backwards compatible in that I can upgrade them at my leisure, or is this an all or nothing situation?
I can't find where you see these differences, but basically the Client refers to the device/hardware itself and the Agent is the software to be deployed to manage the client.
- Disable any services on other machines that interact with the Core Server
- Double-click on the self-extracting executable and extract it
- Extract the files for the Core patch
- From the extracted files, run Setup.exe
- When Setup completes, reboot the machine if a reboot is required
- After applying the patch, you may need to re-activate your Core Server using the Core Server Activation Utility
- Restart any services stopped in Step 1
- Deploy the new Agent to Clients (managed devices)
Maybe I am still a bit fuzzy, but if the client is simply referring to the hardware, then why is there a software component within this patch that says client? It's 29.6 megs in this instance, and I was able to install it, I just can't tell why it was needed.
I haven't downloaded the SU myself, but I assume that you can update the clients 2 ways:
1. By installing that software (Manual installation of the pacth)
2. By deploying a new Agent
Both would do the same and yes you wouldn't notice the difference, updates usually fixes stuff behind the covers.