Oracle® Linux

Ksplice User's Guide

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E39380-28

September 2018


Table of Contents

Preface
1 About Oracle Ksplice
1.1 About Oracle Ksplice
1.2 About Ksplice Updates
1.3 Using Ksplice With Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 Working With the Ksplice Enhanced Client
2.1 About the Ksplice Enhanced Client
2.2 Installing the Ksplice Enhanced Client
2.3 Managing the Ksplice Enhanced Client
2.4 Preventing Ksplice from Patching User-Space Processes and Libraries
2.5 Installing and Configuring the Ksplice Offline Enhanced Client
2.6 Removing the Ksplice Enhanced Client Software
3 Working With Ksplice Uptrack
3.1 About Ksplice Uptrack
3.1.1 Supported Kernels
3.2 Registering to Use Ksplice on ULN
3.3 Installing Ksplice Uptrack From ULN
3.4 Installing Ksplice Uptrack Within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
3.5 Configuring a Ksplice Uptrack Client
3.6 Managing Ksplice Updates
3.7 Patching and Updating Your System
3.8 Removing the Ksplice Client Software
3.9 Switching Between Online and Offline Ksplice Installations
3.10 About the Ksplice Offline Client
3.10.1 Configuring an Oracle Linux 5 System to Use the yum Command With ULN
3.10.2 Configuring a Local ULN Mirror to Act as a Ksplice Mirror
3.10.3 Configuring a Spacewalk Server to Act as a Ksplice Mirror
3.10.4 Configuring Ksplice Offline Clients
3.11 Updating to a Specific Effective Kernel Version
3.12 Using the SNMP Plug-In for Ksplice
3.12.1 Installing and Configuring the SNMP Plug-In
3.12.2 Testing the SNMP Plug-In
4 Working With the Ksplice Uptrack API
4.1 About the Ksplice Uptrack API
4.2 Viewing Your API User Name and API Key
4.3 Generating a New API Key
4.4 Installing the API Command-Line Tools
4.5 Ksplice Uptrack API Commands
4.5.1 uptrack-api-authorize Command
4.5.2 uptrack-api-describe Command
4.5.3 uptrack-api-list Command
4.5.4 Specifying the username and api_key Variables
4.5.5 Specifying a Proxy
4.6 About the API Implementation
4.6.1 API Version
4.6.2 API Authentication
4.6.3 API Request Format
4.6.4 Supported API Requests
4.6.5 Interaction Sample
4.7 Configuring the check_uptrack Nagios Plug-In
4.7.1 Using the Nagios Plug-Ins
4.8 For More Information About the Ksplice Uptrack API