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Checkmk 1.6 has arrived! Learn more about it here!

Werk #8891: Windows Agent 1.6: Now able to remove the Legacy Agent

ComponentChecks & Agents
TitleWindows Agent 1.6: Now able to remove the Legacy Agent
Date2019-08-05 13:24:42
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Raw Edition (CRE)
Checkmk Version1.6.0b5
LevelTrivial Change
ClassNew Feature
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

Now it is possible to remove the Legacy Agent during or after the Windows Agent 1.6 installation.

There are three methods:

1. From the command line please, call 'check_mk_agent.exe remove_legacy' to remove the Legacy Agent immediately

2. During GUI-based MSI installation, please set the check box 'Remove Legacy Agent' to remove agent immediately after the installation of the Windows Agent

3. To remove the Legacy Agent through user configuration file, please add to the section global the line

remove_legacy: yes

In this case the Legacy Agent will be removed after reload of the configuration file.

Important notes: method 3 removes the Legacy Agent only once. This is done to avoid infinite 'remove Legacy Agent' after every agent restart and or configuration reload.

Through the method 1 the Legacy Agent may be removed unconditionally at any moment.