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How to update kernel? cPanel won't do it automatically?

Discussion in 'Security' started by Kent Brockman, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Kent Brockman

    Kent Brockman Well-Known Member

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    Hi there cPanel guys, I'm wondering why my kernel is stuck on 2.6.18. Is it normal? Who should be updating the kernel? me or cpanel (automatically)?

    This is my server information:
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    Linux servidor.ampm-soluciones.com.ar 2.6.18-92.1.18.el5.028stab060.8 #1 SMP Mon Feb 9 21:44:50 MSK 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    Cpanel version: 11.28.64

    Please give me some clue. Thanks.
     
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    cPanel does not handle this, the System Administrator does.
     
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  3. Kent Brockman

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    ok, what you'd say? is it safe to do it? is there anything to have in mind before upgrading?
     
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    Yes. Do it incorrectly and you'll find yourself in trouble. I suggest lots of reading first:
    CentoS Kernel update - Google Search
     
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    uhm ok. I found that I cannot upgrade the kernel from the vps. So, the datacenter staff above me must upgrade the node first. Thank you
     
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    If your host runs Virtuozzo or OpenVZ, you're VPS's kernel is actually that of the parent server - so your host has to do it. Do note that many hosts nowadays run Ksplice (rebootless upgrades), so they may already be running an updated kernel that just doesn't show through a normal uname command. Either way, you'd need to ask your host.
     
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    Thank you everybody for the notes. I checked this with the datacenter staff and confirmed that they must upgrade the kernel for the node where my vps is in. Cheerz
     
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