The Update Center is the place for keeping Sonar the SonarQube platform up to date. It allows you to:
- List already installed plugins
- Check and install plugins plugin updates
- List available plugins and install desired new ones
- Check Sonar SonarQube platform updates
To use any of these functions, your SonarQube server will require an Internet access. To take effect, most actions taken in the Update Center (updating a plugin...) will require Sonar SonarQube to be restarted. The Update Center is only accessible to administrator through "Configuration" service.
System administrators: Settings > Update Center.
This tab displays the list of installed plugins and the list of system plugins. System plugins are the one ones that are built in Sonar SonarQube core. They cannot be update updated nor un-installeduninstalled. Non-system plugins can be uninstalled by clicking on the "Uninstall" button:
This tab displays available plugins for your instance of SonarSonarQube version. They are grouped by category such as "'Additional Languages"', "'Visualization/Reporting"', etc. .. and can be install through installed by a simple click onto "on 'Install" ':
This tab shows new versions of installed plugins. When an update is available, it can be installed through by a simple click to "Upgrade To" on 'Upgrade to...':
This tab shows new version versions available for Sonar and path to SonarQubeand steps of migration in terms of plugins update plugin updates (plugins need to be upgraded, uninstalled, etc...) to the new version of SonarSonarQube. Installation of the new Sonar SonarQube version is manual.
When taking an action in the update center (installing, updating or uninstalling a plugin), a yellow area appears in on each tab. The area contains pending operations that will be executed when restarting Sonaronce SonarQube is restarted. Pending operations can be canceled until Sonar the server is restarted:
Using the Update Center behind a Proxy
Update Center uses HTTP connection to external servers to provide those these services. If Sonar SonarQube is located behind a proxy, additional information must be provided in the SONAR_HOME/conf/sonar.properties configuration file:
If your server has no access to the internet, then you won't be able to rely on the Update Center for plugins, and will have to handle plugin installations and upgrades manually.
To know what plugins are available and which version of a plugin is appropriate for your server, use the plugin version matrix, which is kept up to date with plugin availability and compatibility.
To install a plugin, simply download it using the manual download link on the plugin documentation page, place it in [sonarqube-home]/extensions/downloads, and restart the server.
perform your plugin upgrades manually.