The KernelCare team is proud to announce the release of KernelCare 2.43-2, bringing new features and bug fixes to the enterprise’s live patching tool of choice. This follows the recent update to ePortal, and signals KernelCare’s continued commitment to support and maintain this important and widely used enterprise tool, giving users the confidence to continue to depend on it for their live patching needs.
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CentOS is a fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and undoubtedly a popular choice to deploy on production servers because of its rock-solid stability and compatibility. But, now with CentOS Stream, Red Hat just killed CentOS as we know it. And as expected, people started to fork Red Hat to give a viable community-based alternative to RHEL.
As we already maintain CloudLinux OS, we plan to release a free, open-sourced, community-driven, 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL® 8 (and future releases) in the Q1 of 2021. We will create a separate, totally free operating system (OS) that is fully binary compatible with RHEL® 8 (and future versions). We will sponsor the development & maintenance of such OS and work on establishing a community around this OS, with the governing board from members of the community.
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The new ePortal version being released today. We strongly emphasise our ePortal based customers to upgrade to ePortal 1.17-1.
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If you are running kcarectl versions from 2.10-1 to 2.11-3, please upgrade to the latest version by running:
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Testing is essential for any software update including patches, but it’s even more essential when changes are made to critical infrastructure that powers revenue-impacting services. Release of security updates that are not thoroughly tested may result in kernel crashes, operating system reboots, system- or service-level failures – some of these aftermaths are critical and some just unpleasant, but all of them can hurt your business and service-level agreements. KernelCare has a strict testing process every patch must go through before it’s deployed to production, and this article details how we ensure customer infrastructure reliability and uptime after patch deployments.