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Enabling automatic update checks

You can enable automatic update checks so that your GitHub Enterprise Server instance checks for and downloads the latest GitHub Enterprise Server release.

When an upgrade package is automatically downloaded for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, you'll receive a message letting you know you can upgrade GitHub Enterprise Server. Packages download to the /var/lib/ghe-updates directory on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. For more information, see "Upgrading GitHub Enterprise Server."

If a hotpatch is available for an upgrade, the .hpkg will download automatically. In the management console you can choose to install the hotpatch immediately or schedule installation for a later time. For more information, see "Upgrading with a hotpatch."

Tip: To enable automatic update checks, your GitHub Enterprise Server instance must be able to connect to https://github-enterprise.s3.amazonaws.com.

  1. 从 GitHub Enterprise Server 上的管理帐户任意页面的右上角,单击

    用于访问站点管理员设置的火箭图标的屏幕截图

  2. 如果你尚未在“站点管理员”页上,请在左上角单击“站点管理员”。

    “站点管理员”链接的屏幕截图

  3. 在左侧边栏中,单击“管理控制台”。 左侧边栏中的 管理控制台 选项卡

  4. 在 管理控制台 顶部,单击“更新”。 更新菜单项

  5. Click Yes, automatically check for updates. Button for enabling automatic updates

  6. 在左侧边栏下,单击“保存设置”。

    管理控制台 中的“保存设置”按钮的屏幕截图

    注意:保存 管理控制台 中的设置会重启系统服务,这可能会导致用户可察觉的停机时间。

  7. 等待配置运行完毕。

    配置实例

To see if your instance is up-to-date, check the banner on the Updates tab.

Banner indicating your release of GitHub Enterprise Server

Under Logs, you can see the status of the most recent update check.

Logs for update