IncludeOS® Liveupdate is a mechanism to do stateful, disruption-free upgrades of running IncludeOS applications. It allows IncludeOS Mothership to hotswap the running application while retaining state, eliminating the need for scheduled downtime.
When an IncludeOS® instance is booted up it will automatically connect to the Mothership. This connection is used to manage the instance. The log from the instance is made available to the Mothership and can be disseminated futher. As instances are being reconfigured, the Mothership builds new instances and pushes them down into the virtual machine. A Liveupdate is then performed and the instance will store it's state, execute the new instance, restore it's state and reconnect back to the Mothership.