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Ksplice User's Guide

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September 2017

Table of Contents

1 Working With Ksplice Uptrack
1.1 About Oracle Ksplice
1.2 About Ksplice Uptrack
1.2.1 Supported Kernels
1.3 Registering to Use Oracle Ksplice on ULN
1.4 Installing Ksplice Uptrack From ULN
1.5 Installing Ksplice Uptrack on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
1.6 Configuring a Ksplice Client
1.7 Managing Ksplice Updates
1.8 Patching and Updating Your System
1.9 Removing the Ksplice Client Software
1.10 About the Ksplice Offline Client
1.10.1 Configuring an Oracle Linux 5 System to Use the yum Command With ULN
1.10.2 Configuring a Local ULN Mirror to Act as a Ksplice Mirror
1.10.3 Configuring a Spacewalk Server to Act as a Ksplice Mirror
1.10.4 Configuring Ksplice Offline Clients
1.11 Updating to a Specific Effective Kernel Version
1.12 About the SNMP Plugin for Ksplice
1.12.1 Installing and Configuring the SNMP Plugin
1.12.2 Testing the SNMP Plugin
1.12.3 Using Ksplice With Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 Working With the 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 API Command-Line Tools
2.5 Ksplice Uptrack API Commands
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 API Versioning
2.6.2 API Authentication
2.6.3 API Request Format
2.6.4 Supported API 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
3 Working With the Ksplice Enhanced Client
3.1 About the Ksplice Enhanced Client
3.2 Installing the Ksplice Enhanced Client
3.3 Managing the Ksplice Enhanced Client
3.4 Preventing Ksplice from Patching User Space Processes and Libraries
3.5 Installing and Configuring the Ksplice Offline Enhanced Client
3.6 Removing the Ksplice Enhanced Client Software