Update panel icon gone

I am pretty new to Opensuse and I just installed 11 a couple of days ago. Well I remember always seeing the little update sys tray or panel icon on the panel and now it gone. I don’t remember deleting it and I right clicked the panel to maybe add it but it was not there. Does that sit in the within a sys tray panel item and that is whats gone or is it its own deal? Anyways not a critical thing I just thought it was convenient. Any help would be much appreciated.

Gnome or kde?
If gnome: it’s normal. It will be up once per day I think by default.

I am using Gnome. That makes sense. I just wondered.