TuxCare Live patching services provide automated security updates to Linux kernel, shared libraries, virtualizations, databases and ARM64-based devices, alleviating the need to reboot the systems.
TuxCare live Patching services installed with a single command, and works in a completely automated way. You can monitor its execution through its integration with standard monitoring tools.
TuxCare doesn't have a services trial available, but we do individual POCs for Enterprise companies. A 30-day money-back guarantee is available for all subscriptions. Contact the TuxCare team for more information.
You can view the TuxCare license agreement here.
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 the corrected behaviour as it is running rather than only after the code is unloaded and loaded again. 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 the service to pick up the fixed code. No downtime for your end-users or computing load.
Patches are tested and delivered usually within 1-2 days of release by the vendors. They undergo a thorough testing phase where compliance and functionality are evaluated so that you can be sure that they are working as intended. In case you're not satisfied with a specific patch, it can be easily removed.
Prices start at $3.95 per month per Operating System Image for KernelCare Enterprise Subscription. You can find details on the TuxCare pricing page.
You can manage your licenses through TuxCare Network at cln.cloudlinux.com. When you created your account, an email with the login credentials was sent to your email address. If you are having difficulties logging in, please contact us at [email protected]
Extended Lifecycle Support services provide updated security patches for the kernel, common shared libraries like glibc, openssh, openssl, and zlib. httpd, mysql, 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, yum-rhn-plugin
Currently supporting CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6, Ubuntu 16 and Debian 9. If you have a specific use-case for a distribution that is not yet supported, get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you and help you keep your systems running smoothly and safely
Applying CloudLinux Extended Lifecycle Support requires running a single command that changes the location of key repositories. Full implementation instructions will be provided when servers are registered with CloudLinux.
The pricing starts from $4.25 per Operating System Image (OSI) a month with a 10% discount if you opt for an annual subscription. Larger volume discounts start in 1k+, 5k+ and 10k+ OSI tiers. To apply for a volume discount, contact the TuxCare team.
Before each package goes into the production repository, we run several testing processes to verify that our update has zero unintended consequences. We also maintain a stable beta repository that we use for testing.
The installation is completed through a simple script that changes the current, no longer maintained, repositories for CloudLinux's repositories. We will continue to provide updated packages and your system can continue receiving updates just as it did up to that point, using exactly the same tools and commands.
Extended Lifecycle Support service varies depending on the Linux OS that you are covering with extended support. Commonly you can expect Extended Lifecycle Support to last for at least three years – for example, at the time of writing, CentOS 6 Extended Lifecycle Support support lasts until November 2024.
No. You are not migrating your operating system or making any substantive changes to the way your workload is handled. Enabling Extended Lifecycle Support involves a simple change in the location of repositories. There is no downtime and no need to restart your servers. Activating Extended Lifecycle Support will not degrade your server performance, or disrupt your operations.
TuxCare continuously monitors critical Linux kernel vulnerabilities and security concerns associated with the OS covered by your Extended Lifecycle Support contract. We release patches for security risks and general maintenance issues as soon as they are completed and tested.
KernelCare would automatically apply our patches live in memory while your systems are in operation. However, if you prefer to patch manually, you can simply continue to do so using yum as you usually would.