3.10 About the Ksplice Offline Client

The Ksplice Offline client removes the requirement that a server on your intranet 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. This package is updated every time 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 the yum command to install the update package directly from a memory stick. However, a more typical method would be to create a local ULN mirror 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 the Ksplice Offline client on your local systems, the systems can connect to the local ULN mirror to receive updates without requiring access to the Oracle Uptrack server.

Note

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.