This page applies to Dash Enterprise 5.
This page can help you upgrade Dash Enterprise 5.X to a newer version.
When a new version of Dash Enterprise is available, you receive an email containing the key changes and a link to the full changelog entry.
You do not need to plan for any downtime when upgrading Dash Enterprise. Users can continue to manage and access their apps
while an upgrade is in progress. Unless otherwise stated in the email or the changelog entry, apps and workspaces are not restarted.
You can manage Dash Enterprise upgrades in the KOTS Admin Console.
Important: While the Admin Console has settings to configure automatic upgrades, always wait for the new version email before upgrading Dash Enterprise.
Automatic upgrades are not officially supported.
Before upgrading Dash Enterprise, we recommend:
Making sure you are not nearing the system limits for pods and PVCs.
To verify, go to any page in the App Manager, such as
https://<your-dash-enterprise-server>/apps. If you see a warning banner
at the top of the page that says “Nearing system limits,” address your high pod or PVC counts before upgrading.
Creating a backup of your Dash Enterprise instance. You can restore from this backup if an issue occurs during or after an upgrade.
Reading the changelog entries for the versions you want to upgrade to.
To check your current version of Dash Enterprise, log in to the Admin Console at
The dashboard displays the version you are currently using.
This version number corresponds to the version number displayed at the bottom of each page in the Dash Enterprise App Manager.
You can directly upgrade to a version of Dash Enterprise that is more than one release ahead of your current version unless the intermediate versions contain a major version.
To upgrade Dash Enterprise by more than one major version, you need to perform the upgrades one at a time.
The status changes to Updating while the upgrade is in progress.
When the upgrade is complete, the status changes back to Ready and the version you upgraded to is displayed as your currently deployed version.