Canonical Livepatch Service is a technology that updates Ubuntu kernels with important security patches without the need to reboot. It is free for personal use if you have up to 3 servers, and offered as part of the Ubuntu Advantage if you are an enterprise.
KernelCare is distribution-agnostic and supports Ubuntu Linux kernels, as well as Oracle, CentOS, Amazon Linux, CloudLinux OS, Debian, RedHat, Virtuozzo and many others, including Embedded Linux Distros.
Many customers come to us wanting to switch from Canonical Livepatch to KernelCare. We provide a free 7-days trial and automated migration to KernelCare.
Different pricing packages & many distributions supported
KernelCare takes care of more than 30 Linux distributions and 3680 Linux Kernels
We do not overcharge – prices start from $2.25 per server per month
$2.25 – $3.95
per server per month
$25 – $45
$225 – $1500
per physical server per year,
$75 – $500 per virtual server per year
RedHat Enterprise Linux
Custom Kernels and more
|Ubuntu 14.04 16.04 LTS
(only 4.4 and newer kernels)
|Roll-back functionality||YES, rebootless||No|
|Available for the new clients||YES||Only Ubuntu clients|
Free for 7 days.