The "Update Center" is the place for keeping Sonar platform up to date. This service is available since Sonar 2.4. It allows to :
- List already installed plugins
- Check and install plugins updates
- List available plugins and install desired ones
- Check Sonar platform updates
To take effect, most actions taken in the update center (updating a plugin...) will require Sonar to be restarted. The Update Center is only accessible to administrator through "Configuration" service.
This tab displays the list of installed plugins and the list of system plugins. System plugins are the one that are built in Sonar core. They cannot be update nor un-installed. Non-system plugins can be uninstalled by clicking on the "Uninstall" button :
This tab displays available plugins for your instance of Sonar. They are grouped by category such as "Additional Languages", "Visualization/Reporting"... and can be install through a simple click onto "Install" :
This tab shows new versions of installed plugins. When an update is available, it can be installed through a simple click to "Upgrade To" :
This tab shows new version available for Sonar and path to migration in terms of plugins update (plugins need to be upgraded, uninstalled...) to the new version of Sonar. Installation of the new Sonar version is manual.
When taking an action in the update center (installing, updating or uninstalling a plugin), a yellow area appears in each tab. The area contains pending operations that will be executed when restarting Sonar. Pending operations can be canceled until Sonar is restarted :
Using the Update Center behind a proxy
Update Center uses HTTP connection to external servers to provide those services. If Sonar is located behind a proxy, additional information must be provided in the sonar.properties configuration file.