Install Azure Stack Updates

Applies to: Azure Stack integrated systems

You can install update packages using the Update blade in the Azure Stack. This article walks you through the steps to update, monitor, and troubleshoot the update process. Use the Update blade to view update info, install updates, monitor update progress, review update history, and view the current Azure Stack and OEM package version.

You can manage updates from the administrator portal and use the Updates section of the dashboard to:

  • View important info, such as the current version.
  • Install updates and monitor progress.
  • Review update history for previously installed updates.
  • View the cloud's current OEM package version.

Determine the current version

You can view the current version of Azure Stack in the Updates blade. To open:

  1. Open the Azure Stack administrator portal.

  2. Select Dashboard. In the Updates blade, the current version is listed.

    Updates tile on default dashboard

    For example, in this image the version is 1.1903.0.35.

Install updates and monitor progress

  1. Open the Azure Stack administrator portal.

  2. Select Dashboard. Select Update.

  3. Select the available update that you wish to install. If you don't have an update marked as Available, you need to Prepare the Update Package

  4. Select Update now.

    Azure Stack update run details

  5. You can view high-level status as the update process iterates through various subsystems in Azure Stack. Example subsystems include physical hosts, Service Fabric, infrastructure virtual machines, and services that provide both the admin and user portals. Throughout the update process, the update resource provider reports additional details about the update, such as the number of steps that have succeeded, and the number in progress.

  6. Select the Download summary from the Update run details blade to download full logs.

    If you run into an issue while monitoring the update, you can use the privileged endpoint to monitor the progress of an Azure Stack update run. You can also use the privileged endpoint to resume a failed update run from the last successful step if the Azure Stack portal becomes unavailable. For instructions, see Monitor updates in Azure Stack using PowerShell.

    Azure Stack update run details

  7. Once completed, the update resource provider provides a Succeeded confirmation to show that the update process has finished and how long it took. From there, you can view info on all updates, available updates, or installed updates using the filter.


    If the update fails, the Update blade reports Needs attention. Use the Download full logs option to get a high-level status of where the update failed. The Azure Stack log collection helps with diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Review update history

  1. Open the administrator portal.

  2. Select Dashboard. Select Update.

  3. Select Update history.

    Azure Stack update history

Next steps