KernelCare supports AlmaLinux OS
KernelCare added support for AlmaLinux OS. This new linux distribution is a community driven project that intends to fill the gap left by the change in direction of CentOS, in terms of stability and support. It is a stable enterprise-grade server OS, with long support windows. Forever free and open-source, AlmaLinux OS is backed by CloudLinux and has a growing community gathering around it, helping guide it’s direction and strategy. Alma means soul in some latin-based languages and the name aims to celebrate the soul of linux – it’s users and community.
This KernelCare announcement adds to the growing list of software adding support for AlmaLinux OS as a first class distribution, not requiring any workarounds or changes to deployment/configuration scripts.
As of now, you can install KernelCare on AlmaLinux OS and receive security fixes with no downtime and no maintenance window requirement. Always available and always secure.
[root@192-168-246-108 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
AlmaLinux release 8.3 Beta (Purple Manul)
[root@192-168-246-108 ~]# kcarectl --update
Patch level 1 applied. Effective kernel version 4.18.0-240.15.1.el8_3
Kernel is safe
KernelCare also supports:
- KernelCare Now Supports the UEK for Oracle Linux
- KernelCare Supports Automated Live Patching for Ubuntu 20.04
- KernelCare Supports CentOS 8 Automated Live Patching
- Debian 10 Automated Live Patching Support Is Live
- KernelCare Supports RHEL8 Automated Live Patching
KernelCare is a live patching system that patches Linux kernel vulnerabilities automatically, with no reboots. It’s used on over 300,000 servers, and has been used to patch servers running for 6+ years. It works with all major Linux distributions, such as RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, and Ubuntu. It also interoperates with common vulnerability scanners such as Nessus, Tenable, Rapid7, and Qualys. To talk with a consultant about how KernelCare might meet your enterprise’s specific needs, contact us directly at [email protected].