Canonical Livepatch Service

Apply critical kernel patches without rebooting.

Want to apply critical kernel security fixes without rebooting your system? The Canonical Livepatch Service for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS reduces planned or unplanned downtime while maintaining compliance and security.

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Maximise service availability

Mission-critical workloads, such as enterprise databases, virtual/cloud hosts or infrastructure services, can’t afford downtime. The Canonical Livepatch Service lets you apply kernel fixes in seconds, without restarting your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system. Fewer reboots means improved service availability.

Maintain security and compliance

When a security loophole is identified in the Linux kernel, patching is the only way to reduce your exposure from malicious attack.

But finding a downtime window to address security vulnerabilities can be challenging. The Canonical Livepatch Service applies Linux kernel patches without rebooting, keeping your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS systems secure and compliant.

Integrated service delivery

The Canonical Livepatch Service is available with an Ubuntu Advantage subscription. For existing customers introducing the Canonical Livepatch Service into your existing administrative processes is simple.

How to enable the Canonical Livepatch Service

  1. Generate your credentials via the Canonical Livepatch portal

  2. Install the canonical-livepatch daemon:

    $ sudo snap install canonical-livepatch
  3. Enable it:

    $ sudo canonical-livepatch enable [TOKEN]

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Download datasheet for more detail on the Canonical Livepatch Service including FAQs.

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