KernelCare Installation

KernelCare is compatible with 64bit versions of RHEL/CentOS 5.x, 6.x , 7.x, CloudLinux 5.x, 6.x, Virtuozzo/PCS/OpenVZ 2.6.32, Debian 6.x, 7.x and Ubuntu 14.04 kernels . List of compatible kernels can be found here:

To install KernelCare on RPM based system, run: 
$ rpm -i

To install KernelCare on Debian system, run:$ wget
$ dpkg -i kernelcare-latest.deb

To check if patches applied: 
$ /usr/bin/kcarectl --info

The software will automatically check for new patches every 4 hours. If you would like to run update manually: 
$ /usr/bin/kcarectl --update

More information can be found in our FAQ.

To uninstall KernelCare just execute:

yum remove kernelcare

KernelCare is set to check for updates, and update the kernel every 4 hours. If you want to run update manually, execute as root:

/usr/bin/kcarectl --update

Q: How Can I disable automatic updates?
Edit file /etc/sysconfig/kcare/kcare.conf


Q: How can I see the ‘updated’ version of the kernel?

/usr/bin/kcarectl --uname
We provide convenience script /usr/bin/kcare-uname that has same syntax as uname

Q: How can I see which patches were applied to my kernel?
Execute as root:

/usr/bin/kcarectl --patch-info

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