One other important topic of running your Microsoft Azure Stack/ASDK environment is updating. You’ll need to update your deployment regularly to stay supported.
So… how do we do it?
First, you’ll download updates by using the provided Azure Stack Updates Downloader utility.
If you remember the following video, starting at 1:04, you could see the Downloader in action:
Next, you’ll unpack and upload the updates to your Stack deployment (to the updateadminaccount storage account, to be exact):
As the last step, Azure Stack will pick the info about uploaded updates and let you press the (magic) Update now button.
Then… we wait and our updates will be (magically) installed. And that’s it! Cool!
I’ve recorded a short video about this one as well:
Note, though, that updating of the nested Azure Stack/ASDK (i.e. installed inside of a virtual machine, either on Hyper-V, Azure or somewhere else) will probably not work… and this is perfectly fine (and expected)!
P.S. The whole YouTube playlist is available here.