The Update Monitor utility polls the Enterprise DB website and alerts you to security updates and enhancements as they become available for Advanced Server 9.4. Update Monitor is automatically installed and invoked with Advanced Server.When Update Monitor is actively monitoring, the Postgres elephant icon is displayed in the system tray (see Figure 4.71).If you have installed more than one version of Advanced Server, Update Monitor watches for updates and alerts for all installed versions. When Update Monitor finds an update or alert, it displays an alert symbol to let you know that an update or alert is available for one of the Advanced Server installations (see Figure 4.72).If updates are available for your Advanced Server installation, the update count is displayed after the Install components menu item. Click Install components to start the installation process.Enter a superuser password, and click OK to continue. StackBuilder Plus opens (shown in Figure 4.75).The StackBuilder Plus wizard walks you through installing the latest versions of the Advanced Server component software; see , Using StackBuilder Plus for more information about the update process.When the update is complete and there are no new updates available, the Update Monitor icon returns to a non-alerted state.Update Monitor also monitors the EnterpriseDB website for alerts. If an alert is available for your Advanced Server installation, the Update Monitor icon displays an alert symbol. Right-click on the icon to access the context menu, where the alert count is displayed after the View alerts menu item. Choose the View alerts option to display the Postgres Plus Alerts window (see Figure 4.76).
• The Postgres Plus Alerts window displays helpful hyperlinks that can direct you to more information relevant to the alert.
• Use the Run StackBuilder Plus button to open StackBuilder Plus from the alert to run applicable updates for your current Advanced Server installation.