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Lightrun release information

Lightrun offers dedicated release notes for each of its releases, encompassing key highlights, feature enhancements, and bug fixes. This document outlines the Lightrun release cycle, its components, and various considerations to keep in mind when upgrading your Lightrun application.

Which Lightrun components are impacted during an upgrade?

For optimal performance and access to the latest features, bug fixes, and security fixes, it is advisable to keep the Lightrun environment up-to-date with the most recent version. To fully benefit from the features introduced in a specific release, it is essential to ensure that all three components are upgraded to the corresponding version that includes these new functionalities.

The Lightrun solution consists of three main components, all of which are required to be upgraded as part of the upgrade to the latest Lightrun release. These components include:

  • Lightrun Management Portal: Referred to as the Lightrun server.
  • Lightrun Plugin: Locally installed by users in their IDE.
  • Lightrun Agents: Installed, usually by the customer’s DevOps team, in the various runtime environments: Production, Staging, etc.

What Lightrun deployment types are supported?

Lightrun provides a number of deployment options: Software as a Service (SaaS), Single tenant, and On-premise. Here's how they work:

  • SaaS: Lightrun follows the Cloud-first strategy, with SaaS versions receiving updates every two weeks.
  • Single-Tenant: A Lightrun-hosted, private management server private deployment In the cloud on a dedicated deployment and infrastructure. Updates for the single-tenant versions are released every two weeks.
  • On-Premise: A fully-air gapped, on-premise management server, without exposing any data to the outside world.

How can I detect what Lightrun version is currently running?

Ensuring you're up to date with the latest Lightrun versions for each of the Lightrun components is crucial for optimal performance. Here's how you can detect what Lightrun version is currently running.

Component Instructions
Lightrun Management Portal - Visit https://<app-name>.lightrun.com/version to check the server version.
Lightrun Agent - Navigate to Entities > Agents > Agent Version in the Lightrun Management Portal and check the Agent Version column.
Lightrun Plugin - Open your IDE, go to the Marketplace (JetBrains: Plugins, VSCode: Extensions), and find the Lightrun plugin. Check the version in the Overview tab.

What actions are required for the upgrade?

The procedure for upgrading these Lightrun components to the latest version may differ based on your deployment type. To assist you in determining if any action is necessary on your part after the server has been upgraded, please consult the following table.

Deployment Type Lightrun Server Lightrun Plugin Lightrun Agents
SaaS No action required
Automatically upgraded
Requires user action
- User gets indication when a new release is available in the relevant IDE Marketplace.
Requires user action
- Download Agents from the Management Portal
Single Tenant No action required
Automatically upgraded
Requires user action
- User gets indication when a new release is available in the relevant IDE Marketplace
Requires user action
- Download Agents from the Management Portal
On-Premise Requires manual upgrade Requires user manual upgrade
Note: For JetBrains plugin users, you can also download from the custom plugin repository.
Requires user action
- Download Agents from upgraded Management Portal

Last update: May 20, 2024