3.2 Installing Ksplice Uptrack Within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

If you are an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customer, you can use Oracle Ksplice on any of the Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, and Ubuntu systems that are hosted in your cloud environment. You do not need to register with ULN to use Ksplice.


The following installation procedure is only required for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instances that were launched prior to August 25, 2017.

For Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instances launched on or after August 25, 2017, Ksplice is installed by default. For these instances, you only need to run Ksplice to install the available Ksplice patches.

For information about configuring the Ksplice Uptrack client and managing Ksplice updates, see Section 3.3, “Configuring the Ksplice Uptrack Client” and Section 3.4, “Managing Ksplice Updates by Using the uptrack-upgrade Command”.

Also, for Oracle Autonomous Linux images, Ksplice is installed and configured by default to run automatic updates. For more information, see https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/Compute/Tasks/installingconfiguringksplice.htm.

To install Ksplice Uptrack on a instance that is running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  1. Connect your Linux instance by using a Secure Shell.

    For instructions, see https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/Compute/Tasks/accessinginstance.htm.

  2. Access the instance by using the following command:

    $ ssh –l opc@public-ip-address

    In the previous command, public-ip-address is the instance IP address that you retrieved from the Console. For more information, see https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/GSG/Tasks/launchinginstance.htm#Getting.

  3. Run the following command to sudo to root:

    $ sudo bash
  4. Download the Ksplice installer for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

    $ wget -N https://www.ksplice.com/uptrack/install-uptrack-oc
  5. After the script is downloaded, install Ksplice.

    $ sh install-uptrack-oc