What Distributions and Kernels are Supported by KernelCare?

Inna Gordin

June 10, 2019


KernelCare supports a large number of distributions and kernel versions. List of all supported distributions, kernels, as well as patches for them is available at patches.kernelcare.com.

However, to be absolutely sure your kernel is supported, we have a simple script that you can run on your server:


It can be executed by running either of these shortened versions:

curl -s -L https://kernelcare.com/checker | python


wget -qq -O - https://kernelcare.com/checker | python

The response will be one of:

  • COMPATIBLE: kernel supported by KernelCare.
  • UNSUPPORTED: KernelCare doesn’t recognize the kernel.
  • UNSUPPORTED; INSIDE CONTAINER: running inside the container, unable to patch kernel.

[UPDATE 04/01/2022: Updated github link and added ‘-L’ flag to curl command to follow the redirect from our main web site to the actual code.]

Related post: How to use a single key to register multiple KernelCare servers

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Latest updates:

  1. KernelCare Now Supports the UEK for Oracle Linux
  2. KernelCare Supports CentOS 8 Automated Live Patching
  3. KernelCare Supports CentOS 8 Automated Live Patching
  4. Proxmox 6 Automated Live Patching Support Is Live
  5. Debian 10 Automated Live Patching Support Is Live
  6. KernelCare Supports Automated Live Patching for Ubuntu 20.04

About KernelCare

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].

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