1.3.2 About Oracle Ksplice and ULN Registration

To use Oracle Ksplice, your system must have access to the Internet, and you must register your system with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) first, unless the system is configured to use the Oracle Ksplice client as an offline client. If your client is configured to function as an offline client, you must configure a local ULN mirror that the client can access to receive updates. For more information, see Section 1.3.3, “Configuring a Local ULN Mirror to Act as a Ksplice Mirror”.

If you have an Oracle Linux Premier support subscription, a Premier Limited support subscription, or an Oracle Premier Support for Systems and Operating Systems subscription and a Customer Support Identifier (CSI), your account is automatically registered to use the Ksplice Uptrack server. Systems that are registered with ULN can install either the Ksplice Enhanced client software or the Ksplice Uptrack client software from ULN to automatically receive updates from the Ksplice Uptrack server. When the Ksplice client is installed, it is allocated an identification key that associates it with the CSI for your account.

If your account has a valid CSI, you can log in to the Ksplice Uptrack server web interface at https://uptrack.ksplice.com by using your Oracle Single Sign-on (SSO) credentials. After logging into the server, 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.