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Cortex XDR Pro Administrator Guide

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You can upgrade the Cortex XDR Collector software by using the appropriate method for the collector machine operating system.

After you install the Cortex XDR Collector and the XDR Collector registers with Cortex XDR, you can upgrade the XDR Collector software for on-premise Windows or Linux collector machine. You need to create a new installation packages and push the XDR Collector package to up to 500 collector machines from Cortex XDR.

Upgrades are supported using actions which you can initiate from the SettingsXDR CollectorsAdministration page as described in this workflow.

  1. Create an XDR Collector Installation Package for each operating system version that you want to upgrade the XDR Collector.

    Note the installation package names.

  2. Select SettingsXDR CollectorsAdministration.

    If needed, filter the list of on-premise collector machines. To reduce the number of results, use the collector machine name search and filters at the top of the page.

  3. Select the collector machines you want to upgrade.

    You can also select collector machines running different operating systems to upgrade the XDR Collectors at the same time.

  4. Right-click your selection and select Upgrade Collector version.

    For each platform, select the name of the installation package you want to push to the selected on-premise collector machines.


    The XDR Collector keeps the name of the original installation package after every upgrade.

  5. Upgrade.

    XDR distributes the installation package to the selected collector machine at the next heartbeat communication with the XDR Collector. To monitor the status of the upgrades, go to ResponseAction Center. From the Action Center you can also view additional information about the upgrade (right-click the action and select Additional data) or cancel the upgrade (right-click the action and select Cancel Collector Upgrade).