During installation you can select to enable the Update Notification function. Update notifications allow a client accessing the Couchbase Web Console to determine whether a newer version of Couchbase Server is available for download.
If you select the Update Notifications option, the Web Console will communicate with Couchbase servers to confirm the version number of your Couchbase installation. During this process, the client submits the following information to the Couchbase server:
The current version of your Couchbase Server installation. When a new version of Couchbase Server becomes available, you will be provided with notification of the new version and information on where you can download the new version.
Basic information about the size and configuration of your Couchbase cluster. This information will be used to help us prioritize our development efforts.
You can enable/disable software updaate notifications
The process occurs within the browser accessing the web console, not within the server itself, and no further configuration or internet access is required on the server to enable this functionality. Providing the client accessing the Couchbase server console has internet access, the information can be communicated to the Couchbase servers.
The update notification process the information anonymously, and the data cannot be tracked. The information is only used to provide you with update notification and to provide information that will help us improve the future development process for Couchbase Server and related products.
If the browser or computer that you are using to connect to your Couchbase Server web console does not have Internet access, the update notification system will not work.
If an update notification is available, the counter within the button display within the Couchbase Console will be displayed with the number of available updates.
Viewing Available Updates
To view the available updates, click on the Settings link. This displays your current version and update availability. From here you can be taken to the download location to obtain the updated release package.