Updating Frontman

update to the latest version

It's important to always run the latest version of the Frontman software to get the best monitoring results.

Do not use unstable pre-releases. Always use stable version.

Updating Frontman for Windows

Starting with Frontman version 1.6.0 an auto-update has been introduced and enabled by default. Unless you have disabled it, you don't need to take any action.

The older versions of Frontman must be updated manually. Go to https://github.com/cloudradar-monitoring/frontman/releases/latest, unfold the Asset section and download frontman_VERSION_Windows_x86_64.msi.

Download the latest version for Windows

After the download is finished just double-click the MSI file and install it. The software detects the older version and performs an update preserving all your settings.

Updating Frontman for Linux

Go to https://github.com/cloudradar-monitoring/frontman/releases/latest, unfold the Asset section and download the appropriate package for your Linux distribution.

On RPM-based system execute rpm -U frontman-VERSION-ARCH.rpm .

On DEB-based system execute dpkg -i frontman-VERSION-ARCH.deb.

With frontman 1.8.0 the method of how frontman gets super privileges to execute ICMP echo requests (pings) has changed to guarantee compatibility with the latest Linux Kernels. File capabilities based on libcap are now used instead of kernel parameters added to the sysctl. The DEB and RPM packages will migrate everything but you are well-advised to check it out quickly.

[~]$ getcap /usr/bin/frontman /
usr/bin/frontman = cap_net_raw+ep

This command must confirm the frontman binary has the capability cap_net_raw+ep If not, execute sudo setcap cap_net_raw+ep /usr/bin/frontman

Verify on the my.cloudradar.io dashboard your private hosts get fresh data on ICMP ping check.

Last execution date of a PING check