The following table will be updated periodically to show release information and end-of-maintenance information for various Avantra versions:


Release NameRelease DateEnd of MaintenanceAdditional comments
Avantra
21.11
November 2021Not Announced
Avantra
20.11
November 2020Superseded by
21.11
Out of support as of 1st Jan 2023
Fixes are provided via 21.11

Security fixes will be provided until 1st Jan 2023 as required
Avantra
20.5
June 2020Superseded by
20.11
Out of support as of 1st Jun 2022
Fixes are provided via 21.11

Security fixes will be provided until 1st Jun 2022 as required
Avantra
20.2
February 2020Superseded by
20.11
Out of support as of 1st Jan 2022
Fixes are provided via 21.11

Security fixes will be provided until 1st Jan 2022 as required
Syslink Xandria
7.2 & 7.3
November 2018Out of support
Syslink Xandria
7.0 & 7.1
November 2017Out of support
Syslink Xandria
6.X
June 2016Out of support



Avantra server upgrade path


Master Server version 20.2 and above

This upgrade is a single-step process for all Avantra servers greater than 20.2. Please note that the minimum supported agent version is 6.0.32 however we strongly urge customers to upgrade all agents to a minimum of 20.5.

  1. The upgrade is like applying a patch. For Linux, simply download the installer to the Avantra install directory (the directory with the "master" and "xangui" directories) and execute the installer. For Windows, simply run the installer as normal.

Note: the 20.2 version is out of support since recently. Our support specialists will guide the customers through the upgrade process should an issue arise.


Master server version 7.1.7+ 

This upgrade is a two-step process as detailed below. Please also take note of the Avanta agent support requirements in the release notes as Avantra 20.5+ supports only a minimum agent version of 6.0.32.

  1. Ensure all agents are at a minimum level of 6.0.32
  2. Upgrade to the latest Avantra version which, at the time of writing, is 20.5.4
    • Please note that following step 2 you will need a new license to be issued by Avantra support. Please email support@avantra.com once you require this new license.


Master server version 6.x up to and including 7.1.6

This upgrade will be a three-step process as detailed below. Please also take note of the Avanta agent support requirements in the release notes as Avantra 20.5+ supports only a minimum agent version of 6.0.32.

  1. Ensure all agents are at a minimum level of 6.0.32
  2. Upgrade the master to at least version 7.1.7 of "Syslink Xandria" (although we recommend bringing it up to the latest patch level for 7.1 which, at the time of writing, is 7.1.9).
  3. Upgrade from 7.1.9 to the latest Avantra version which, at the time of writing, is 20.5.4
    • Please note that following step 2 you will need a new license to be issued by Avantra support. Please email support@avantra.com once you require this new license.