How to install KernelCare

KernelCare supports the following operating systems:

64bit versions of RHEL/CentOS 6.x & 7.x, CloudLinux 6.x & 7.x, Virtuozzo/PCS/OpenVZ 2.6.32, Debian 6.x & 7.x and Ubuntu LTS 14.04(v3.13 & v4.4) & 16.04 kernels.

See the details of the compatibilities of the nuclei here

To install KernelCare, execute the following command:

curl -s https://repo.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare/kernelcare_install.sh | bash

Or...

wget -qq -O - https://repo.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare/kernelcare_install.sh | bash

To register the key:

kcarectl --register $kc_key


To see if the patch was considered:

$ /usr/bin/kcarectl --info


KernelCare will attempt to run an update for new patches every 4 hours.

In order to update the kernel manually, run the following command:

$ /usr/bin/kcarectl --update


Here is a video tutorial for installing KernelCare:


If you still have questions about installing KernelCare, make sure to contact us by opening a support ticket or by using our live chat feature to talk to our support team.

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