As soon as a newer version of openITCOCKPIT is released, a blue flame will appear in the front end in the header of all pages to signal the new update is available.
In the package manager area there will also be a clear banner to alert you that a new version is available.
The actual update, however, is executed in the back end. This is done by establishing an SSH connection to the server.
The following commands must then be executed on the console.
You should now check that everything is working smoothly and, in particular, that all necessary services are up and running. The debugging page comes in very handy here.
As with all updates, problems can arise. For this reason, we recommend that you back up the database first (excluding the Nagios tables).
In the best-case scenario, you can take a snapshot before the update, so that you can easily restore things to their original state should you need to.