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I am at a point in time where I'd like to look into leveraging Ksplice, especially our OL8.2 servers running our Oracle Databases. Is there an approved method to pull down these packages locally so instead of all my servers reaching out to the ULN network they can pull the ksplice packages locally? I would only have one server reaching out to download the packages. Ideally, I'd like to use Spacewalk or make the local repo a yum repo to create a channel. I tried creating the ULN channel with uln:/// but I haven't been able to successfully run a sync. Is it possible to stand up a mirror of the Ksplice repo for just the kernel versions I need?
I was looking for some material for OL8 and Ksplice but found more on OL7 which shouldn't be that different right? Overall goal is to patch our OL8.2 servers with updated kernels to avoid rebooting as frequently as monthly. Our plan is to try out quarterly and then eventually bi-yearly reboots.
Will the systems still get the normal updates from the typical channels and then the kernel will just be updated using ksplice? I am looking at the docs for the Ksplice Offline Clients. I haven't done a ton of reading up on this but now tasked to make it happen so looking for best way to setup, implement, and update.