Supported Distributions and Kernels

KernelCare live patches kernels on different servers and environments, in the cloud, on-premises, and even on servers without direct internet access.

See the list of supported kernels below.
For a complete list of supported kernels and patches, visit

Supported Kernels
DistributionsVirtualizationCustom Kernel Patching
CentOS 6
CentOS 6 Plus
CentOS 7
CentOS 7 Plus
CentOS 8
CloudLinux OS 6
CloudLinux OS 6 Hybrid
CloudLinux OS 7
Oracle Linux RHEL-compatible 6
Oracle Linux RHEL-compatible 7
Oracle Linux UEK 6 R3
Oracle Linux UEK 4
Oracle Linux UEK 3
Amazon Linux 2
Debian 7
Debian 8
Debian 9
Xen4CentOS 6
Xen4CentOS 7
Proxmox VE 3
Proxmox VE 4
Proxmox VE 5
Proxmox 6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Virtuozzo/OpenVZ 2.6.32
PSBM - host
vm vmware
virtualbox - vm
Microsoft Hyper-V
LXC - host only
(single kernel, no need for patches inside containers)

Do you want to use KernelCare for rebootless kernel updates? But what if you are running an unsupported distribution? What if your kernel is custom, self-compiled, special, or just old?
KernelCare provides Custom Kernel Patching so that your company can benefit from live patching service for your kernel. The experts on our security and kernel development team can update your kernels using KernelCare technology to apply patches to the running kernel without the need to reboot servers.

As patch creation requires a strong background in kernel development as well as a powerful toolset to prepare and test the patches, the team at KernelCare by CloudLinux is best qualified to keep your kernels updated. The group of highly skilled kernel developers will prepare patches for your distribution, embedded devices or server fleet. We can work with kernels as old as 2.6.18, 32bit and 64bit, all the way up to the latest kernels.

Do you have custom compiled kernels or just an unusual distribution? We can handle it. Our team can do security fixes, bug fixes, performance enhancing and stability fixes or new features - whatever your requirements are.

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