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Exalytics R2.2 ( Latest Kernel Security Patch For OL6 UEK4 (APR 2022) (Doc ID 2460833.1)

Last updated on MAY 19, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Exalytics Software - Version to [Release 2.0]
Linux x86-64


 This document provides information on the latest kernel security patches for OL6 UEK4 on Exalytics 2.2 Bare metal , Virtualized environment and OVM guests


This document discusses the following :

Security patch for Baremetal OL6 based images, the patch provides security patch upgrade for OL6 UEK4 based images
KERNEL UPDATED to: kernel version: kernel-uek-4.1.12-124.60.1.el6uek.x86_64.rpm (ELSA-2022-9088)

Security patch for OVS 3.4.3 images, the patch provides security patch upgrade for OVS 3.4.3 images
KERNEL UPDATED to: kernel version: kernel-uek-4.1.12-124.60.1.el6uek.x86_64.rpm (OVMSA-2022-0007)



NOTE: Customers can continue to apply the Kernel security patches for Oracle Linux 6  provided by Exalytics Development as listed in this note. 

To apply non-Kernel security updates for Oracle Linux 6 via ULN-yum channels, customers will need Extended Support. 

This is due to the fact Oracle Linux 6 has reached its end of premier support in March 2021.

For full details refer to: Exalytics: Oracle Linux 6 Lifetime Support Policy on Exalytics (Doc ID 2810606.1).

As discussed in Doc ID 2810606.1, Exalytics customers should work with their Hardware Support renewal team to place an order for Extended Support for Operating Systems.  (If needed Oracle Account Manager or Oracle Sales contact can be involved.) 

Once customers obtain the Extended Support CSI number, register the Exalytics hosts/systems with ULN by following the below document:    


As a prerequisite check the space available in /boot before upgrading Kernel. If necessary remove any old unused Kernels before installing the new Kernel.
Refer Exalytics: How To Remove Old Uek Kernels (Doc ID 2559800.1)



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