Casey Kristin Frye
Feb 22, 2012

Oracle offers free trial of Ksplice zero-downtime updates

Oracle today introduced a 30-day free trial of Oracle’s Ksplice zero-downtime kernel update technology for Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers can experience the benefit of Ksplice zero-downtime kernel updates for the kernels they have installed today without any system reconfiguration. Oracle also announced that Ksplice zero-downtime kernel updates for Oracle’s Red Hat Compatible Kernel are now available to Oracle Linux Premier Support customers. Zero-downtime updates for Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel have been available since September 2011. Additionally, Oracle extended the support lifecycle for Oracle Linux from eight to ten years, further enhancing the Linux support program.