This week, we announced a new feature for the HostiFi customer portal related to how updates are managed and at the same time, giving flexibility to people who need it. For a long time, our customers have asked us if they can change when updates are pushed out and we have been working hard to make this a reality. Located under the 'Tools' option at app.hostifi.com you can now specify at what time and day of the week updates for UniFi and UISP servers are pushed out.
New feature in the HostiFi dashboard!
• Update Scheduling
You can now choose which day of the week and time of day that we update UniFi and UISP after we've approved a new version pic.twitter.com/wh5o8XFzlw
When Ubiquiti releases a new update for UniFi and UISP, we take time to test a multitude of scenarios before we push that update out to customer's servers. This is one of the many benefits we provide, when you choose to use HostiFi. Once we approve a new version, we then push that update out to a small batch of servers and if all goes well, we roll it out to everyone.
However, without telling customers when this update is taking place, it can cause disruptions especially when we have people around the globe on different time zones. This is where the new update scheduling feature comes in. You pick the day of the week, the time and the time zone you would best prefer an update to take place when it becomes available. Once we deem a new release ready for everyone, your server will only update at the time you have selected.