Now Available: Zero Downtime Updates for Oracle Linux with Ksplice

Ksplice, which was recently acquired by Oracle in July 2011, is now available as part of Oracle Linux. With Ksplice, users can update the Linux operating system (OS) kernel, while it is running, without a reboot or any interruption. Only Oracle Linux offers this unique capability, making it possible for users to make important Linux updates without burdening the team with the operational cost and disruption of rebooting for every update to Linux.

Available at no additional charge to existing and new Oracle Linux Premier Support customers, Oracle’s Ksplice Uptrack service is easy to access. Oracle Linux Premier Support subscribers can request a Ksplice access key through Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). After installing Ksplice, you can easily apply all important Linux kernel updates without needing to reboot. No configuration changes or initial reboot is needed to install. Under the hood, Ksplice loads a Linux kernel module that rewrites portions of the running kernel to apply the updates.

Read the Ksplice data sheet.

Join us on September 20th at 9:00 am US PT for a Ksplice webcast and get more details.


Comments:

I look forward to the webcast, but perhaps you can answer a question?

Given how Oracle prides itself on its strong support and commitment to Linux as evidenced by numerous, on-going technical contributions to the Linux community, why did Oracle drop all Ksplice support for RedHat, CentOS, SuSE Enterprise Linux and other Linuxes on July 21st, 2011, the same day that Oracle announced it had acquired Ksplice?

Oracle's technical contributions to Linux page ( http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/026042.htm ) states that “Oracle continues to strengthen its involvement in the Linux community by providing enhancements that facilitate the development and deployment of enterprise Linux solutions. By developing enhanced capabilities and contributing code, Oracle’s Linux engineering teams continue to make the Linux experience better for all.”

How does dropping development of Ksplice for every distribution except Oracle Linux make the Linux experience better for all ?

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on September 15, 2011 at 07:53 AM PDT #

@Jay: Ksplice never offered updates for SLES. Anyone can still sign up to use Ksplice for free on Ubuntu Desktop and Fedora (14 and 15). Go to ksplice.com, scroll to the bottom and click the Try it Now! button.

Posted by Sergio on September 16, 2011 at 07:17 AM PDT #

Great news, Monica! Giving customers another reason why to go with OEL :-)

Posted by Uwe Hesse on September 18, 2011 at 08:07 PM PDT #

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