Oracle continues to support kernels for various Linux distributions for pre-acquisition customers. Non-Oracle Linux kernels are only supported for grandfathered customers; all other customers must be Oracle Linux Premier Support customers using Oracle Linux.
- All Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 versions for Oracle Linux 7 and 8 starting with 5.4.17-2011.0.7 (released March 17, 2020).
- All Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 versions for Oracle Linux 7 starting with 4.14.35-1818.0.9 (released Jun 20, 2018).
- All Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 versions for Oracle Linux 7 starting with 4.1.12-32 (released Jan 25, 2016).
- All Oracle Linux 8 Red Hat Compatible Kernels starting with the official release
- All Oracle Linux 7 Red Hat Compatible Kernels starting with the official release
- All Oracle Linux 6 Red Hat Compatible Kernels starting with 2.6.32-754.35.1
Red Hat and CentOS
- All CentOS and RHEL 8 kernels starting with the official release
- All CentOS and RHEL 7 kernels starting with the official release
- All RHEL 6 kernels starting with 2.6.32-754
- All Stretch "686" and "amd64" kernels starting with the official release of Stretch
- All 22.04 Jammy kernels starting with 5.15.0-19.19 (released April 21, 2021)
- All 21.10 Impish kernels starting with 5.13.0-19.19 (released October 14, 2021)
- All 20.04 Focal kernels starting with 5.4.0-37.41 (released June 3, 2020)
- All 18.04 Bionic kernels starting with the official release
- All Scientific Linux 7 kernels starting with the official release
Your system must have access to the internet to install Ksplice. If you are using a proxy, set the proxy in your shell:
# export http_proxy=http://proxy.company.com:port # export https_proxy=http://proxy.company.com:port
You also need your Ksplice access key. This was emailed to you when you signed up for Ksplice. You can also get it from your Ksplice System Status page.
Using the Installer
Please make sure to read the preparation steps above.
The easiest way to install Ksplice is to use our installer script.
YOUR_ACCESS_KEY with your access key:
# wget -N https://ksplice.oracle.com/uptrack/install-uptrack # sh install-uptrack YOUR_ACCESS_KEY # uptrack-upgrade -y
If you'd like Ksplice Uptrack to automatically install updates as they become available, run:
# sh install-uptrack YOUR_ACCESS_KEY --autoinstall
in place of the above install-uptrack command, or set
autoinstall = yes
/etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf after installation.
# cat /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf ... [Settings] ... autoinstall = yes #
If installing on a Debian or Ubuntu machine, you may first need to install the ca-certificates package using:
# apt-get install ca-certificates
Without this package you will see a "certificate verification error".
Installing API Tools
If you don't already have Ksplice Uptrack installed on this system:
Follow the manual installation instructions
above for your distribution
through the line where you set up the Ksplice Uptrack repository.
That line is
rpm -i ksplice-uptrack-release.noarch.rpm
for rpm-based systems and
apt-key add ksplice-archive.asc for dpkg-based systems. For
Ubuntu 20.04 and newer Ubuntu versions you will need to download the key
wget -q -N "https://yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol8
and then add the key with
apt-key add RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol8.
python-ksplice-uptrack using your package manager:
# yum install -y python-ksplice-uptrack
# apt-get install python-ksplice-uptrack
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