OMERO upgrade checks¶
On each startup the OMERO server checks for available upgrades via the
An HTTP GET call is made to the URL configured in
http://upgrade.openmicroscopy.org.uk by default (note that viewing that link
in your browser will redirect you to this page).
If you have been redirected here by clicking on a link to
http://upgrade.openmicroscopy.org.uk in an error message or log while
trying to run one of the Bio-Formats command line tools, please see
the Bio-Formats command line tools documentation for assistance.
Currently the only action taken when an upgrade is necessary is a log statement at WARN level.
2017-09-01 12:21:32,070 WARN [ ome.system.UpgradeCheck] ( main) UPGRADE AVAILABLE:Please upgrade to 5.6.7 See https://downloads.openmicroscopy.org/latest/omero for the latest version
Future versions may also send emails and/or IMs to administrators. In the case of critical upgrades, the server may refuse to start.
Currently, the only information which is being transmitted to the server is:
Java virtual machine version
operating system details (architecture, version and name)
current server version
poll frequency (for determining statistics)
your IP address (standard HTTP header information)
Currently the “poll” property is unused.
If this is a problem for your site, please see Disabling below.
If you would prefer to have no checks made, the check can be disabled by setting the omero.upgrades.url property to an empty string:
To use the UpgradeCheck class from your own
code, it is necessary to have
omero-common-x.y.z.jar on your classpath. Then,
String version = "yourAppVersion" // e.g. 5.5.0; ResourceBundle bundle = ResourceBundle.getBundle("omero-common"); String url = bundle.getString("omero.upgrades.url"); ome.system.UpgradeCheck check = new UpgradeCheck( url, version, "insight"); // Or "importer", etc. check.run(); check.isUpgradeNeeded(); // optionally check.isExceptionThrown();
will connect to the server and check your current version against the latest release.
- OMERO.server installation
Instructions for installing OMERO.server on UNIX and UNIX-like platforms
- OMERO.server upgrade
Instructions for upgrading OMERO.server
- Server security and firewalls
Description of OMERO security practices