Live Patching & Extended Lifecycle Support Services Bundle

Win yourself more time to migrate from End-Of-Life Linux to a new OS while deploying security patches to your servers automatically without downtime

* Available for all Linux distributions
After the Linux system goes End-Of-Life organizations weigh between the challenges of migrating to newer Operating Systems or no longer receiving vendor support.

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Available for All Major Enterprise
Linux Distributions Past the
End-Of-Life Date

CentOS 6

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6

Ubuntu 16.04


  • Extended Lifecycle Support Services monitor critical Linux kernel vulnerabilities and security concerns associated with your End-Of-Life OS and release patches for resolving security risks and general maintenance issues.
  • Live Patching Services apply these patches to your memory live without rebooting critical Linux servers. Why is ‘rebootless’ a thing? Because the reboot process brings its own set of risks. Your End-Of-Life system may simply not start, or it may restart with issues. With Live Patching Services, this risk is eliminated.
  • Extended Lifecycle Support & Live Patching Services Bundle:
    • Gives you the time needed before migrating all your operations over to a newer OS
    • Live patching of multiple critical servers simultaneously without rebooting.
    • Enjoy using your preferred OS with the least workload!


Extended Lifecycle Support Services provide updated security patches for the kernel and common shared libraries like glibc, openssh, openssl, zlib, httpd, mysql, and php. Userspace packages will also be supported. Other supported packages include acl, acpid, at, attr, audit, authconfig, basesystem, bash, bc, blktrace, bridge-utils, busybox, bzip2, crash, cyrus-imapd, cyrus-sasl, db4-utils, device-mapper, dhclient, dhcpv6, dmidecode, dos2unix, dovecot, ed, gcc, gd, gdb, glib2, groff, info, Iptstate, logrotate, lslk, lvm2, makedev, nfs4-acl-tools, nfs-utils, nspr, ntp, opensp, pam, perl, procmail, procps, python, rcs, rds-tools, rhnlib, rsync, rsyslog, setroubleshoot, setserial, setup, sos, stunnel, tzdata, vim, wget, yum-metadata-parser, and yum-rhn-plugin.

TuxCare Live Patching Services provide automated security updates to the Linux kernel, shared libraries, virtualizations, databases, and ARM64-based devices, alleviating the need to reboot these systems.

Extended Lifecycle Support Services vary depending on the Linux OS that you are covering with our extended support. Commonly, you can expect the Extended Lifecycle Support to last for at least three years – for example, at the time of writing, our CentOS 6 Extended Lifecycle Support Service lasts until November 2024.

Live Patching technology means that the faulty or vulnerable code gets corrected while it is resident in memory during software execution. This means that an instance of the kernel (in the case of KernelCare Enterprise), or a shared library (in the case of LibraryCare), gets its behavior corrected while running rather than only after the code is unloaded and reloaded. This means that you don’t have to stop the system and restart it (when the affected code is part of the kernel) or stop and start a service to implement the fixed code. There is no downtime for your end-users or the computing load.


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Migrating is always challenging, but unpatched OS vulnerabilities can lead to an expensive breach. Don’t wait. Take control of your OS upgrade strategy with Extended Lifecycle Support from TuxCare.

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