How to update kernel version on centOS

How to update kernel version on centOS


The Linux kernel is the foundation on which all Linux distributions work. It is open source software – anyone can decipher, examine and edit the code.

Updated versions of the kernel improve security, add functionality, and improve operating system speed.

Step 1: Checking Installed Kernel Version

$ sudo uname -r

To enable the ELRepo repository on CentOS 7 , do:

$ sudo rpm --import
$ sudo rpm -Uvh

Once the repository has been enabled, you can use the following command to list the available kernel.related packages:

$ sudo yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="elrepo-kernel" list available

Next, install the latest mainline stable kernel:

$ sudo yum --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml

Step 3: Step Default Kernel Version in GRUB

Open and edit the file /etc/default/grub and set GRUB_DEFAULT=0.

Next, run the following command to recreate the kernel configuration.

$ sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Now restart the server

And  check

$ sudo uname -r


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