This topic describes how to upgrade from your current NetQ 2.4.1-3.3.1 installation to the NetQ 4.0 release to take advantage of new capabilities and bug fixes (refer to the release notes).
You must upgrade your NetQ On-premises or Cloud Appliances or virtual machines (VMs). While NetQ 2.x Agents are compatible with NetQ 3.x, upgrading NetQ Agents is always recommended. If you want access to new and updated commands, you can upgrade the CLI on your physical servers or VMs, and monitored switches and hosts as well.
To complete the upgrade for either an on-premises or a cloud deployment: