Updating kernel modules for the Cloud Workload Protection Linux agents
Cloud Workload ProtectionLinux agents
Whenever a new Linux kernel update is released, the
Cloud Workload Protectionagent for that platform needs to be updated to support the new kernel. To make the process more efficient, the kernel modules of the
Cloud Workload Protectionagent can now be updated by using Linux repository.
Whenever you run the
yum updatecommand on a RHEL, Amazon Linux, Oracle Linux, or CentOS system, the command also looks for new
Cloud Workload Protectionagent packages. If an update is available, the latest kernel module is downloaded and the agent is updated automatically. After the kernel module is updated, you must restart the instance for the update to take effect.
Alternatively, you can update the agent kernel module of only the
Cloud Workload Protectionagent by running the following command in the instance. Open a terminal window with root privilege and type:
sudo yum update sdcss-kmod
For the Ubuntu systems, type the following commands:
- To refresh and update local package database:sudo apt-get cleansudo apt-get update
- To upgrade to the latestCloud Workload Protectionkernel module:sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade sdcss-kmod
If you update the operating system kernel modules, you must also update the corresponding kernel module update for the agent. Without the compatible kernel modules, the
Cloud Workload Protectionagent may not work properly and some features may be disabled.