How do I update Linux Kernel?

Updating your Kernel version.

Connect to your server using SSH, switch to root and use Yum to update your kernel.

user# su 
root# yum update kernel

Reboot the server to the update to the installed Kernel

root# reboot

Checking your server is running the latest Kernel version.

The following command listed the currently available Kernel versions.

root# rpm -qa | grep kernel

The following will show the currently active Kernel

root# uname -vr

Note: Active Kernel version should match the latest installed package.

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