Upgrading Teleport nodes

I use Teleport as part of my home lab for secure and easy access to the servers. Each node (and master) requires the teleport client to be installed and this post is aimed as a reminder on how to upgrade the Teleport agents on each node.

As a reference, I followed the digital-life installation and usage post who generally has some great posts and YouTube videos.

Update Teleport Node

  • Visit the Teleport download page and right-hand click and copy the latest version for your server (e.g. Ubuntu is Linux 64-bit DEB)
  • SSH into the node and download the .deb file

wget https://get.gravitational.com/teleport_8.0.1_amd64.deb

  • Install the .deb, which will update the previous version

dpkg -i teleport_8.0.1_amd64.deb

  • Check the version of Teleport client

tctl version

Done!

NB: Remember that the Master node needs its client updating as well