This allows customers to be able to perform "up2date" commands locally on their servers and pull updates across the private service network.
To ensure enterprise quality of service and facilitate proper change management techniques, Redhat OS servers are configured by default to skip kernel updates.
Normally reason why you maybe want remove kernels is limited disk space, example on VPS servers and laptop.
Best Practices Recommendation: Always test kernel or service pack upgrades prior to installation on production server environments.
Technical information related to specific hardware, OS, and applications deployed by Soft Layer can be found in the FAQ or drivers section inside the customer Web Portal.
Our engineers continually test kernel and service pack upgrades and post related information (including drivers) to assist in the upgrade process.
RHN Subscription For Redhat operating systems, Soft Layer provides Redhat Network Satellite servers to install critical and non-critical security updates.
The Redhat Network at Soft Layer includes RHN Satellite and Proxy servers.
Kernel upgrades should be performed manually after regression testing has been completed to ensure system stability.Soft Layer utilizes leading edge hardware technologies which require stable kernel editions for proper performance.