Configuring Oracle Ksplice to Perform Oracle Linux Updates

You can configure Oracle Ksplice to perform zero downtime updates for your operating system if you have an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription and an access key, which is available on Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).

For more information about Ksplice (including trial versions), refer to the Ksplice site:

To use Ksplice, you must register your system and create a Ksplice repository.

  1. Check for your kernel distribution at the following URL:
  2. Log in as root.
  3. Ensure that you have access to the Internet on the server where you want to use Ksplice. For example, if you are using a proxy server, then set the proxy server and port values in the shell with commands similar to the following:
    # export http_proxy=
    # export https_proxy=
  4. Download the Ksplice Uptrack repository RPM package:
  5. Run the following commands:
    rpm -i ksplice-uptrack-release.noarch.rpm
    yum -y install uptrack