You can obtain software updates manually or automatically. For
information about getting them automatically, refer to
the Update Software setting in System Wide Settings
Use the following procedure to manually obtain software updates from
Thunderstone. You are able to select which updates you want, if any.
Note: if you need to use a proxy to access the internet, please see
the Software Update Settings (here)
in System Wide Settings.
Ensure all activity (walking etc.) on the Appliance is
stopped. This includes ensuring no walks are scheduled for the
near future (next hour).
Go to the System → System Setup
→ Update Software menu.
A list of available updates is presented. Examine the View
details link for each (in a separate window/tab) to see what it
provides, as well as any potential requirements or post-install
actions needed (e.g. rebooting, which is rarely needed and only if
stated under View details.) Check the boxes for updates that
you want to download from Thunderstone, and click Yes. The
updates are downloaded to the Search Appliance, but they are not installed
The downloaded packages are listed for verification. Click
Yes to install them.
When the installation is completed, a message indicates that
updates are completed.
Note that rebooting after an update is rarely needed. Only
reboot if the View details link for the update stated a reboot
is necessary, or if advised so by Thunderstone support.
Software updates for the Appliance appear regularly and should be
applied when available. To receive email notifications when updates
are available, subscribe to our message board (here).