How to disable system updates notification in Plesk Onyx home page?


2016-12-18 06:42:17 UTC


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How to disable system updates notification in Plesk Onyx home page?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk Onyx for Linux


Information about package updates is shown on the home page in Plesk Onyx. How to disable it?


System Updates is a new tool in Plesk Onyx for updating any system packages present on the server either manually or automatically without having to open the console. The tool uses OS package managers (yum and apt) to perform updates, which makes the procedure of updating as robust as if it were done through native OS tools. What System Updates actually updates are operating system packages and third-party components shipped with Plesk, such as PHP, Apache, or Dovecot. System updates are not responsible for Plesk updates.

  1. To completely disable system updates in Plesk home page and in Tools and Settings menu:

  2. Rename /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini.sample file to /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini

        # mv /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini.sample /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini
  3. Add the following lines to the end of /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini file:

    systemUpdatesTool = off

This way system updates notification will not be shown on the Plesk home page and will be hidden in Tools and Settings .

  1. To hide notification for system updates that are currently requiring an update:

In Tools & Settings > System Updates , select one or more packages and click Lock . Locked packages are not updated automatically in System Updates during automatic updating. If there are other packages that depend on a locked package, Plesk will ask you if you allow the update of a locked package.

This way a notification about system updates will be hidden from Plesk home page, but any new packages that require an update in the future will still be displayed in the Plesk home page.

Additional information can be found in Plesk documentation

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