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Articles for the keywords: KSplice
17 Mar 2017 Friday Spotlight: Using Oracle KSplice to update Oracle VM Server without rebooting [61620]
By Simon Coter

Simon writes, "Oracle Ksplice is an exciting new addition to the Premier Support subscription for Oracle VM 3. Oracle Ksplice technology allows you to update systems with new kernel security errata (CVE) without the need to reboot. This enables you to remain current with OS vulnerability patches while minimizing downtime. Oracle Ksplice actively applies updates to the running kernel image, instead of making on-disk changes that would take effect only after a subsequent reboot.

Ksplice was originally introduced for Oracle Linux systems. It has proven to be very valuable to customers and as a result, it has been extended to provide similar capabilities for Oracle VM Server dom0..."
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19 Dec 2016 MONDAY SPOTLIGHT: Patching User Space with Oracle Ksplice [59165]
By Robert Chase, December 19th, 2016

Robert blogs, "Oracle Ksplice is a powerful tool that allows administrators to increase the speed of deployment of critical patches and helps eliminate downtime.

The Ksplice enhanced client extends the ability of Ksplice to enable in-memory patching of critical user space libraries in Oracle Linux. The ability to patch these libraries in-memory without rebooting not only increases system security but also reduces costly system downtime. Recent exploits such as Heartbleed can be patched automatically without administrator intervention, maintenance windows or downtime..."
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21 Mar 2016 Get Up to Speed on Oracle Linux 7! Take Interactive Training Courses [50980]
By Diana.H. Gray

Diana blogs, "Oracle Linux 7 builds on Oracle's approach to providing support for emerging technologies, such as OpenStack.

It delivers the latest Linux innovations, tools, and features customers and partners need to deliver enterprise-grade solutions for the modern data center.

To discover what Oracle Linux 7 has to offer, Oracle University offers courses to get you started as an Oracle Linux system administrator.

Learn about XFS, Btrfs, Linux Containers (LXC), Dtrace, Ksplice, Xen enhancements and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3..."
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18 Mar 2016 Training Thursdays: Simplified Ksplice Implementation in Oracle Linux Training [50760]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette blogs, "The implementation of Ksplice has been greatly simplified. Now you just need to register your system(s) with Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), subscribe to the appropriate Ksplice channel, use the yum command to install the uptrack package, and perform any custom configuration. Your systems will be automatically updated with the latest kernel and user space patches.

You can learn about Ksplice and much more by taking the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training..."
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22 Jan 2016 User Space Support for Ksplice on Oracle Linux 6 [49293]
By Chris Kawalek

Chris Kawalek blogs, "During Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Oracle released new features for Oracle Ksplice which introduced groundbreaking capabilities to patch user space libraries in Oracle Linux 7 without rebooting. This new feature, plus the extensive zero-downtime kernel patching capabilities already included in Oracle Ksplice, make it an ideal choice for keeping your Oracle Linux infrastructure up to date and secure.

Today, Oracle is pleased to announce user space patching with Oracle Ksplice is now available for Oracle Linux Premier Support customers using Oracle Linux 6..."
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