Introduction


KernelCare allows for automated kernel security updates without reboots. The utility runs a check for the availability of new patches every 4 hours. It downloads and applies all patches automatically without the need for a server reboot.
Attention.

  • KernelCare applies security patches only from a new version, a current kernel version remains unchanged.

  • Supported OS:

    • RPM-based Linux systems

    • DEB-based Linux systems

  • Patches are not supported on OpenVZ.

Official website of KernelCare.

KernelCare integration page on ISPmanager website.

Patches for installation KernelCare Patches.

You need to purchase a KernelCare license to enable it in ISPmanager.

Installation


  1. Log in as root.

  2. Navigate to Modules.

  3. Click Install.

  4. After installation click Settings.

  5. Click Activation license.

  6. Enter the activation key and click Activate.

The module has been successfully activated and is ready to use.

Usage


Navigate to Modules to open the KernelCare management form.

The page contains a number of blocks:

  • General information about the status of the module, system, and license

  • KernelCare package management

  • KernelCare management

  • Detailed information about KernelCare

General information

At the top of the page, you can see information about the status of the module, system, and license.

KernelCare package management

Here you can manage a KernelCare package.

In order to update/delete/install a KernelCare package, click the corresponding button. Confirm the selected action.

KernelCare will download and apply updates for the kernel right after the installation.

KernelCare management

Here you can manage KernelCare.

In order to update/roll back patches for OS kernel using KernelCare, click the corresponding button.

Detailed information about KernelCare

Here you can see a detailed information about KernelCare patches applied to the kernel.