MikroTik Scripts: Check RouterOS Update

MikroTik script that starts checking for an update for RouterOS. If a system update is found, it sends a message to Telegram, otherwise it writes a log about the absence of updates.

🔔 For the script to work, you must have a Telegram bot Token and a chat ID or a personal ID. Creating a Telegram bot and getting the required IDs is not the topic of this article.

The Telegram message contains:

  1. device identifier;
  2. a message indicating the update version;
  3. link to the official website with a description of the changes;
  4. information about the current device version and the release tree.
Telegram message requesting to update RouterOS
Example of Telegram messages from WhiteHouseMikroTik

Article in other languages:
🇪🇸 – Scripts MikroTik: Verifique la actualización de RouterOS
🇷🇺 – MikroTik Скрипты: Проверка обновления RouterOS
🇫🇷 – Scripts MikroTik: vérifier la mise à jour de RouterOS
🇩🇪 – MikroTik-Skripte: Auf RouterOS-Update prüfen

Change device Identity

Change the device ID to better understand which device is sending the message.

[System] -> [Identity]

or

/system identity set name="WhiteHouseMikroTik"

Create a script for checking the RouterOS update

For the script to work “Check RouterOS Update” requires only one permission – read.

[System] -> [Scripts] -> [+] -> [Name: CheckUpdate] -> [Policy: read]

Script code:

# Func: Telegram send message
:local TGSendMessage do={
    :local tgUrl "https://api.telegram.org/bot$Token/sendMessage?chat_id=$ChatID&text=$Text&parse_mode=html&disable_web_page_preview=True";
    /tool fetch http-method=get url=$tgUrl keep-result=no;
}

# Constants
:local TelegramBotToken "987654321:AAFJIVTAWodBwzGX2CLne6-PK4RFNSy-8OY";
:local TelegramChatID "987654321";
:local DeviceName [/system identity get name];
:local TelegramMessageText "\F0\9F\9F\A2 <b> $DeviceName:</b>  ";


# Check Update
:local MyVar [/system package update check-for-updates as-value];
:local Chan ($MyVar -> "channel");
:local InstVer ($MyVar -> "installed-version");
:local LatVer ($MyVar -> "latest-version");


:if ($InstVer = $LatVer) do={
    :set TelegramMessageText  ($TelegramMessageText . "System is already up to date");
} else={
    
    :set TelegramMessageText  "$TelegramMessageText New version $LatVer is available! <a href=\"https://mikrotik.com/download/changelogs\">Changelogs</a>. [Installed version $InstVer, chanell $Chan].";

    $TGSendMessage Token=$TelegramBotToken ChatID=$TelegramChatID Text=$TelegramMessageText;
}

:log info $TelegramMessageText;
MikroTik Scripts: Check RouterOS UpdateMikroTik and sending a message to Telegram

If no updates are found, the script prints a message to the log. So you can understand that the script is working successfully.

Add script launch to schedule

[System] -> [Schedule] -> [+] -> [Name:CheckUpdate] – > [Start Time: 07:00:00] -> [Interval: 1d 00:00:00] -> [Policy: read, write, policy, test]

Script code:

/system script run CheckUpdate
Adding a script for checking RouterOS update to the MikroTik task scheduler

Now the update of any device will not be forgotten, each MikroTik device will be checked daily and remind you to update!


How to check RouterOS updates and send a message to Telegram was discussed in this article. I hope you can now control RouterOS versions on MikroTik devices. However, if you run into any problems while setting up, feel free to write in the comments. I will try to help.

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