During installation you can select to enable the Update Notification function. Update notifications allow a client accessing the Membase Web Console to determine whether a newer version of Membase 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 Membase installation. During this process, the client submits the following information to the Couchbase server:
The current version of your Membase Server installation. When a new version of Membase 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 Membase cluster. This information will be used to help us prioritize our development efforts.
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 Membase 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 Membase Server and related products.
If the browser or computer that you are using to connect to your Membase 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 Membase Console will be displayed with the number of available updates, as shown in the image below.
To view the available updates, click on the Update Notifications 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.
You can enable or disable Update Notifications by checking the Enable software update notifications checkbox within the Update Notifications screen. Once you have changed the option, you must click to record the change.
If update notifications are disabled then the Update Notifications screen will only notify you of your currently installed version, and no alert will be provided