Article version: Enterprise Server 2.18
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
- In the upper-right corner of any page, click .
- In the left sidebar, click Management Console.
- At the top of the Management Console, click Updates.
- Click Yes, automatically check for updates.
- Under the left sidebar, click Save settings.
To see if your instance is up-to-date, check the banner on the Updates tab.
Under Logs, you can see the status of the most recent update check.