The purpose of KernelCare is straightforward and it’s installation easy. The KernelCare software is used to automatically update the Linux kernel of a given system without necessitating a reboot of the same.
The process of installing KernelCare can be executed simply by following the series of steps outline below:
It is important to check for compatibility before installing KernelCare as an incompatible kernel will tender the software null and pointless.
These are as follows:
kcarectl –register $kc_key
This step is extremely important in the process of installing the software and has to be successfully implemented so as to ensure that KernelCare functions properly in the respective server where it is being installed.
Once KernelCare has been registered using the respective license key, one can check for applied patches. This is done so as to ensure that the automated security updates for the kernel ran smoothly and successfully on the given server. Checking for these ‘applied patches’ is, hence, a security check that helps to ensure that there are no loopholes in the security and successful ability to function in the KernelCare software as installed on a given system. The following command can be used to check for applied patches:
Once all of the steps that have been outlined above have been successfully executed or implemented as well as cross-checked the Installation of KernelCare is deemed to be complete.