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How to Install KernelCare

Posted by Allura on 09 01 2019.

The Purpose of KernelCare and the Process of its Installation
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:Checking for Compatible Kernels – The first step preceding the purchasing and installation of KernelCare is checking to see whether one has a compatible kernel and proceeding accordingly.It is important to check for compatibility before installing KernelCare as an incompatible kernel will tender the software null and pointless.Choosing and Running One’s Preferred Command – One can choose from two different and equally compatible commands to initiate the installation process of KernelCare.These are as follows:curl -s https://repo.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare/kernelcare_install.sh | bash
wget -qq -O – https://repo.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare/kernelcare_install.sh | bash Registering the License Key – Registering…

The Purpose of KernelCare and the Process of its Installation

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:

  • Checking for Compatible Kernels – The first step preceding the purchasing and installation of KernelCare is checking to see whether one has a compatible kernel and proceeding accordingly.

It is important to check for compatibility before installing KernelCare as an incompatible kernel will tender the software null and pointless.

  • Choosing and Running One’s Preferred Command – One can choose from two different and equally compatible commands to initiate the installation process of KernelCare.

These are as follows:

  • curl -s https://repo.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare/kernelcare_install.sh | bash
  • wget -qq -O – https://repo.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare/kernelcare_install.sh | bash

 

  • Registering the License Key – Registering the KernelCare license key deploys and registers a given server. The specific license Key can be registered in a single easy step by running the following command:

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.

 

  • Checking for Applied Patches

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:

/usr/bin/kcarectl –info

 

  • Manually Checking for Patch Updates – Further, while KernelCare auto-checks for patches every four hours and updates accordingly, it is also possible to manually check for patch updates and to choose to update the software manually. Once can manually search for patch updates using the following command:

/usr/bin/kcarectl –update

 

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.