7. Keeping Your System Up To Date¶
This chapter explains the ways to keep your hardware node up to date. The components you need to take care of are the following:
- Virtuozzo software
- virtual machines and containers hosted on the server
To apply major updates that usually include new kernel versions, follow the instructions below:
You can find out if a major update is available by running
yum info virtuozzo-release and comparing the
Version values of the installed and available packages. If the versions differ in the third number, for example,
7.0.4 is installed and
7.0.5 is available, a major update has been released.
Stop all running virtual environments on the server that is to be updated, or migrate them to other Virtuozzo 7 servers to avoid their downtime.
Update the server as described in Updating All Components.
Restart the server to update the kernel.
Start the virtual environments or migrate them back to the updated server, depending on what you did in step 1.
Perform steps 1-4 for other Virtuozzo servers that need to be updated.
Steps 1-4 can be also performed via Virtuozzo Automator.
If you use Virtuozzo Automator, update the container
va-mneither via VA (see Updating System software) or by running the following commands on the server:
# prlctl exec va-mn yum update # prlctl restart va-mn
If you use Virtuozzo Storage management panel, update the container
vstorage-uiby running the following commands on the server:
# prlctl exec vstorage-ui yum update # prlctl restart vstorage-ui
- 7.1. Updating Virtuozzo
- 7.2. Updating Virtuozzo Kernel with ReadyKernel
- 7.2.1. Installing ReadyKernel Patches Automatically
- 7.2.2. Managing ReadyKernel Patches Manually
- 7.2.3. Disabling Loading of ReadyKernel Patches on Boot
- 7.2.4. Managing ReadyKernel Logs
- 7.3. Updating Software in Virtual Machines
- 7.4. Updating Containers