Update Notifications tab

Update Notifications tab

You can enable or disable Update Notifications by checking the Enable software update notifications check box within the Update Notifications screen. Once you have changed the option, click Save to record the change.

If update notifications are disabled, then the Update Notifications screen only notifies you of your currently installed version, and no alert is provided.

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 Enable software update notifications is selected, the web console communicates with Couchbase servers to confirm the version number of your Couchbase installation. During this process, the client submits the following information to Couchbase server:

  • The current version of your Couchbase Server installation. When a new version of Couchbase Server becomes available, you are provided with notification of the new version and information on where to download the new version.

  • Basic information about the size and configuration of your Couchbase cluster. This information is used to help Couchbase prioritize development efforts.

You can enable/disable software update notifications. The process occurs within the browser accessing the web console, not within the server itself. No further configuration or internet access is required on the server to enable this functionality. Providing the client accessing 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 improve future development process for Couchbase Server and related products.

Note: 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 does not work.