Canonical Livepatch Service

Apply critical kernel patches without rebooting.

  • Linux kernel fixes are applied automatically, without restarting your
    system
  • Reduces downtime, keeping your Ubuntu LTS systems secure
    and compliant
  • Included as part of all Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure
    support packages

Livepatch is a perfect fit for our needs. There’s no other solution like it, and it’s highly cost-effective. Manually migrating virtual machines, applying kernel updates, and rebooting took an average of 32 hours per server. Multiplied by 80 servers, that was more than 2,500 hours of work.

Shinya Tsunematsu, Senior Engineering Lead of Tech Division, GMO Pepabo

Free for personal use

All you need is an Ubuntu One account. Free for 3 machines.

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Case study

GMO Pepabo cuts OPEX costs with live kernel patching

As a leading provider of consumer-facing internet services, GMO Pepabo cannot afford downtime to its mission-critical workloads. To minimise OPEX costs, it needed a way to apply kernel updates without rebooting servers.

Read more in the case study

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How to enable the Canonical Livepatch Service


  1. Generate your credentials

    Via the Ubuntu Advantage portal.

  2. Install the livepatch daemon

  3. Enable it on your system


Datasheet

Learn more about Livepatch

  • Detailed product overview
  • System requirements
  • Answers to frequently asked questions

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Dena

Livepatch is like a dream come true, both from a technical and a business standpoint. Our Ubuntu systems now rarely or never have to be rebooted. Service is continuous. That makes a big difference for user and customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Masaaki Hirose, IT Platform Department, DeNA

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Livepatch is free to use on your own PC or server. To discuss whether Livepatch is right for your business, talk to our team.

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