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

Automatic update check screen

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

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

  1. Sign in to your GitHub Enterprise instance at http(s)://[hostname]/login.

  2. Click Updates. Updates menu item

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

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

Banner indicating your release of GitHub Enterprise

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

Logs for update