KernelCare is affordable & distribution-agnostic alternative to Ksplice.

It supports Oracle Linux kernels, as well as CentOS, Amazon Linux, CloudLinux OS, Debian, RedHat, Virtuozzo and many others, including Embedded Linux Distros.

Many customers come to us wanting to switch from legacy Ksplice to KernelCare. We provide our clients with an automated way to migrate to KernelCare.

No reboot needed.

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KernelCare makes patching your Linux kernels simple. It maintains your kernel security with automated, rebootless updates without any service interruption or degradation. It promptly delivers the latest security patches for different Linux distributions applied automatically to the running kernel in just nanoseconds. KernelCare works in both, live and staging environments, and for servers located behind the firewall, there is an ePortal to help you manage it.

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Pricing KernelCare Base:
$2.25 – $3.95
per server per month

$3.95 - $5.95
per server per month

KernelCare Enterprise
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$2,299 ($1,399)
per system per year
only as a part of Oracle Linux Premier (Limited) Support Subscription
Supported Distributions Oracle Linux
Amazon Linux
Virtuozzo/Open VZ
Custom Kernels and more
Oracle Linux
Fedora 25-27
Patchset Distribution Single patchset for all patches – “atomic patches” Each patch is represented as a separate kernel module
Available for the new clients YES Only For Oracle Linux
Custom Patching YES NO
How to switch from Ksplice to KernelCare
without a reboot:

Download and run this script:

wget https://downloads

Run the command:

bash ksplice2kcare [YOUR KERNELCARE KEY]

If you are using IP based licenses, run:

bash ksplice2kcare IP

The script will check for two letters “IP”, and assume IP based license in this case. The complete log file can be found at /var/log/

Full documenation is available here.
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