This document describes how to install the KernelCare software via the command line. KernelCare automatically updates your system's Linux® kernel without the need for a reboot.
To automatically install KernelCare through WHM, read the Purchase from WHM section of our How to Purchase a KernelCare License documentation.
You must run these commands as the
Choose and run your preferred command.
You can choose between two different SSH commands to begin the KernelCare installation process. To begin the KernelCare installation process, run one of the following commands:
Register the license key.
You can skip this step if you purchased a KernelCare license from the cPanel Store. KernelCare licenses use IP-based licensing, which you don't need to register.
The KernelCare license key deploys and registers your server. To register your key, run the following command:
Check for applied patches.
After you register KernelCare, you will need to check for applied patches. This ensures that the automated kernel security updates ran properly on your server. To check for applied patches, run the following command:
Manually check for patch updates.
KernelCare will automatically check for new patches every four hours. If you want to check for new patches yourself, run the following command: