Canonical Livepatch Service

Apply critical kernel patches without rebooting.

Want to apply critical kernel security fixes without rebooting your system? The Canonical Livepatch Service reduces planned or unplanned downtime while maintaining compliance and security. Livepatch is available on LTS based systems, starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, within its normal support cycle.

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Maximise service availability

The Canonical Livepatch Service lets you apply kernel fixes in seconds, without restarting your system. Fewer reboots means improved service availability.

Maintain security and compliance

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

Integrated service delivery

Easily apply kernel livepatches through the Landscape system management tool or the CLI. The Canonical Livepatch Service is available as part of Ubuntu Advantage subscription.

How to enable the Canonical Livepatch Service

  1. 1 Generate your credentials

    Via the Canonical Livepatch portal.

  2. 2 Install the livepatch daemon

  3. 3 Enable it on your system


Livepatch overview ›

Download the datasheet for more technical details and FAQs on the Canonical Livepatch Service.

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