By enabling automatic update checks, your instance will determine if it's running the latest release of GitHub Enterprise. If it isn't, GitHub Enterprise will download the latest release for you. An administrator can then perform the upgrade.

Tip: To enable automatic update checks, you must have an Internet connection capable of reaching

  1. As a site admin, sign in to your GitHub Enterprise instance at http(s)://[hostname]/login.

  2. Click Updates. The Updates menu item

  3. Click Yes, automatically check for updates. The button for enabling automatic updates

Once automatic checks are enabled, a banner will indicate if your instance is running on the latest version of GitHub Enterprise:

Banner indicating your release of GitHub Enterprise

Under Logs, you'll be able to see the status of the most recent update check:

Logs for update

An administrator can then perform the upgrade.