With no issue is always depending on what you actually changed (if so) else it would run rather smoothly.
To get familiar with websites overall, i would use this as a small lesson too.
Make a backup by ftp from all the files and the database first. Dbase is always most important. (to restore all if errors arise).
This is the 'manual' labour part basically.
But e107 can do it too. Go to admin/tools look at the functions present..It can make a dbase copy etc (but that is only for system (kind of incremental; so not a full one with all included).
Now the ability for updates should a) be given a message that an update is available (goes for plugins/themes databse settings ; language packs AND version.
2) by ftp : get the 2.1.7 pack (best unpack at pc); upload and overwrite all (do the same if using languages)
3) beware!! take care
Go to admin/preferences/advanced settings (bottom left) and activate developer mode (do switch OFF when done).
Next go to admin/tools again and see the added functions.. There is one called sync with github.. this will download and upload the latest files (development) and is a little ahead on the actual 2.1.7 version.. (continous under dev..) hit it and see what happens, but beware!
(if red warning appears you could try again , does it not work completely > likely server issue) it COULD happen that the installment trows errors after that. and then hopefully some backup exist.
(do not want to spook you, but that is one of the reason allover to have backups before great changes).
Nor mally if your own site is fine, you should not get any weird things (notice that a message (upd) can appear)