3.8 About Ksplice Offline Client

Ksplice Offline Client removes the requirement for a server on your intranet to have a direct connection to the Oracle Uptrack server. All available Ksplice updates for each supported kernel version are bundled into an RPM that is specific to that version, and this package is updated every time that a new Ksplice patch becomes available for the kernel.

A Ksplice offline client does not require a network connection to be able to apply the update package to the kernel. For example, you could use rpm to install the update package from a memory stick. However, a more usual arrangement would be to create a local yum server that acts as a mirror of the Ksplice for Oracle Linux channels on ULN. At regular intervals, you download the latest Ksplice update packages to this server. After installing Ksplice Offline Client on your local systems, they can connect to the local ULN mirror to receive updates. They do not require access the Oracle Uptrack server.


You cannot use the web interface or the Ksplice Uptrack API to monitor systems that are running Ksplice Offline Client as such systems are not registered with https://uptrack.ksplice.com.