Live Patching Support

The live patching technology allows you to patch a running Linux kernel without the need to reboot or change kernel-related files on the disk.

If you plan to use live patching, consider the following limitations:

  • Only kGraft, kpatch and Ksplice kernel extensions are supported.
  • Live patching is supported only for the following Linux distributions:
  • SLES 12 SP4, 12 SP5, 15 SP1 – 15 SP5
  • SLES for SAP 12 SP4, 12 SP5, 15 SP1 – 15 SP5
  • RHEL 6.4 – 9.2
  • Oracle Linux 6 – 9.2 (RHCK)
  • Oracle Linux 6 (starting from UEK R2) – Oracle Linux 9 (up to 5.15.0-

Before live patching, check the following prerequisites:

  • Before you start live patching on a production environment, make sure that a kernel patch does not harm your system in any way using a spare Veeam Agent computer.
  • Back up an entire Veeam Agent computer before live patching.
  • Make sure that there are no backup jobs running on the Veeam Agent computer during live patching.