Oracle® Linux

Ksplice User's Guide

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July 2015


This manual provides information about using Ksplice Uptrack to update a running Linux kernel without needing to reboot the system.

Document generated on: 2015-07-30 (revision: 3156)

Table of Contents

1 Ksplice Uptrack
1.1 About Oracle Ksplice
1.2 About Ksplice Uptrack
1.2.1 Supported Kernels
1.3 Registering to Use Oracle Ksplice
1.4 Installing Ksplice Uptrack
1.5 Configuring Ksplice Uptrack
1.6 Managing Ksplice Updates
1.7 Patching and Updating Your System
1.8 Removing the Ksplice Uptrack software
1.9 About Ksplice Offline Client
1.9.1 Configuring an Oracle Linux 5 System to Use yum with ULN
1.9.2 Configuring a Local ULN Mirror to Act as a Ksplice Mirror
1.9.3 Configuring Ksplice Offline Clients
1.9.4 Updating to a Specific Effective Kernel Version
1.10 About the SNMP Plugin for Ksplice
1.10.1 Installing and Configuring the SNMP Plugin
1.10.2 Testing the SNMP Plugin
1.10.3 Using Ksplice with Oracle Enterprise Manager
1.11 For More Information About Ksplice Uptrack
2 Ksplice Uptrack API
2.1 About the Ksplice Uptrack API
2.2 Viewing Your API User Name and API Key
2.3 Generating a New API Key
2.4 Installing the Command Line API Tools
2.5 About the Command Line API Tools
2.5.1 uptrack-api-authorize
2.5.2 uptrack-api-describe
2.5.3 uptrack-api-list
2.5.4 Specifying the User Name and API Key
2.5.5 Specifying a Proxy
2.6 About the API Implementation
2.6.1 Versioning
2.6.2 Authentication
2.6.3 Request Format
2.6.4 Supported Requests
2.6.5 Sample Interaction
2.7 Configuring the check_uptrack Nagios Plugin
2.7.1 Using the Nagios Plugins
2.8 For More Information About the Ksplice Uptrack API