IT systems require regular patching for security, performance, and compliance reasons. For Linux operating system (OS) kernel updates, which include important new security enhancements and bug fixes, releases happen about once per month.These updates help keep systems current with the latest innovations. However, manually patching systems has many inherent challenges and difficulties which tends to delay their timely application. For this reason, zero-downtime patching solutions for Linux, like Oracle Ksplice, are becoming essential tools. In this paper, Oracle Ksplice’s capabilities and many advantages are explained.
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