WSO2 Updates include any improvements (e.g., bug fixes, security fixes) that are released by WSO2 on top of a released WSO2 product version. With updates, you do not have to wait until the next product version is released to get the fixes you want. Find out more about WSO2 updates at https://wso2.com/updates.
You can get updates using WSO2 in-place updates or WSO2 update manager. The following table shows the key differences of the two:
|WSO2 in-place updates||WSO2 update manager (WUM)|
|You can install the in-place updates tool via a WUM update for all the WUM-supported products.||You can download and install the WUM tool from https://wso2.com/wum/download/.|
The tool merges the updated configuration files unless there are conflicts.
In case you have customized .war or .car files, you need to apply the updates on top of the customized .war and .car files.
|You should manually merge the updated configuration files or use a tool like Puppet.|
|The tool handles backup and restore.||You should store backups with the custom configurations in your system, in case you have to restore later.|
|Supported on only Unix-based (e.g., Linux, OS X) operating systems.||Supported on all operating systems.|
A subscription is mandatory to get WSO2 updates. A subscription can be one of the following types:
Free Trial Subscription: Provides all the functionality of a paid subscription for 14 days. The validity period can be extended.
Paid Subscription: Can discuss your specific requirements with a WSO2 accounts manager and set up a subscription via a channel.Here are the available channels:
Full: This is the default channel. It gives all updates including bug fixes, security fixes, and improvements.
Security: Gives security bug fixes only.
Premium: A custom channel that is only accessible to a particular customer (i.e., company). This channel gives access to specific updates as requested by the customer.