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 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS reduces planned or unplanned downtime while maintaining compliance and security.

Sign up

Maximise service availability

The Canonical Livepatch Service lets you apply kernel fixes in seconds, without restarting your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS systems. 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 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS systems secure and compliant.

Integrated service delivery

Easily apply kernel livepatches through 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.


Learn how ITstrategen keeps their applications secure with Ubuntu

The security of customer data is of the utmost importance to ITstrategen, which is why Ubuntu is their server operating system of choice.

Read the case study

Got a question?

Exchange expertise and ideas with thousands of other IT professionals. Want to talk to other Ubuntu users straight away? Share ideas and get advice and help from our large, active community of IT professionals. As a community, we set high standards for friendliness and tolerance. We welcome your questions and contributions.

Finding community support