Rebootless updates: now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, too!

As you probably know by now, we in the Oracle Linux Team are quite enthusiastic about Ksplice. Just in case you haven't heard about Ksplice yet, this technology allows you to apply security fixes and upgrades to the Linux kernel while your system is running, without having to reboot your server. Your applications remain unaffected — there is no service disruption or performance impact involved.

Ksplice was added to our Oracle Linux Premier support subscription some time ago (at no additional cost) and customers rely on it to ensure their systems are always up to date and fully patched, even if the next scheduled maintenance window is still days (or weeks) ahead.

Before, Ksplice patches were only provided for customers running Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Today, we’re extending our support offering: Ksplice zero downtime kernel updates are now available for the Red Hat compatible kernel on Oracle Linux 5 and 6 as well. And if you are running Red Hat Enterprise Linux without Oracle Linux support and you’d like to try Ksplice, sign up for our 30-day free trial.  

In addition to that, we will continue to provide Ksplice patches for Fedora and Ubuntu Linux for free. If you want to learn more about Ksplice, check out Wim's OTN article "Using Oracle Ksplice to Update Oracle Linux Systems Without Rebooting" and Waseem's Ksplice Demo Video on the Oracle Linux YouTube Channel.
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