3.2 Registering to Use Ksplice on ULN

When you register your systems with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), you can opt to use Oracle Ksplice if you have an Oracle Linux Premier Support account. If you choose to use Ksplice, you can subscribe your systems to the Ksplice for Oracle Linux channel and install the Ksplice Uptrack software on them. To install the uptrack package after registration is complete, you can use the yum command on an Oracle Linux 6 or an Oracle Linux 7 system, or you can use the up2date command on an Oracle Linux 5 system. The Ksplice Uptrack client downloads the access key from ULN and automatically configures itself so that you can immediately begin to use Ksplice Uptrack.

For information about registering with ULN, see the Oracle Linux Unbreakable Linux Network User's Guide.

If you already have an account on ULN, you can register your system to use Ksplice Uptrack at https://linux.oracle.com. Follow these steps:

  1. From your browser, log in to ULN with your existing user name and password.

    If your subscription grants you access to Ksplice, the ULN home page displays the Ksplice Uptrack Registration button.

  2. Click Ksplice Uptrack Registration. The screen displays all of the valid Customer Support Identifiers (CSIs) for your account.

  3. Select the CSI that you want to use and click Register.

    The screen displays an acknowledgment that a Ksplice account has been created and that an e-mail containing the Ksplice access key, a temporary password for Ksplice, and a URL for confirming your registration has been sent to your e-mail account.

  4. When you receive the e-mail, open the URL that it contains.

  5. Complete the form to confirm your registration, and click Continue.

After registering to use Ksplice Uptrack, you can log in at https://uptrack.ksplice.com by using your e-mail address as your user name, and the temporary password you received. Note that you must change your password when you first log in. You can view the status of your registered systems, the patches that have been applied, and the patches that are available. You can also create access control groups for your registered systems.