You can enable automatic update checks so that your GitHub Enterprise instance checks for and downloads the latest GitHub Enterprise release.
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 download to the
/var/lib/ghe-updates directory on your GitHub Enterprise instance. For more information, see "Upgrading GitHub Enterprise."
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 "Installing a hotpatch using the management console."
Tip: To enable automatic update checks, your GitHub Enterprise 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.