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Automatic linux kernel updates with KernelCare

KernelCare is a module to install Linux kernel updates without a reboot.  

New kernel security updates are checked for every 4 hours and installed over the current kernel without changing its version. If required you can roll the installed patches back in the module's settings.

Installation requirements

KernelCare isn't available to the shared hosting users and only supports Linux operating systems. The module requires ISPmanager version 5.99 and newer to work. In this article, we will consider working in the 6th version of the panel, since the 5th is outdated.

How to install KernelCare

To order the module go to Modules in ISPmanager. Find KernelCare and press the Buy button.

Use your client area (BILLmanager) login details in the next step.

Upon successful authorization the client area will open and you will be able to place the order.

Once done with the payment, go back to ISPmanager. Open the Modules  and press the Install button next to KernelCare.

Module setup

You can configure the module in the ISPmanager 5 — ToolsKernelCare section.

You will see the following information:

  • Basic information — license, version and module's state
  • KernelCare distribution control — update or remove the module
  • KernelCare settings control — kernel security patches update or removal
  • Information on the currently installed security patches
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