Use YUM to Update Kernel In CentOS

How To:

First: Login to SSH

Second: Run the command below to update kernel


yum update kernel

If a new update is available it will notify like below:


Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.18-274.18.1.el5 set to be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

Package Arch Version Repository Size
kernel x86_64 2.6.18-274.18.1.el5 updates 21 M

Transaction Summary
Install 1 Package(s)
Upgrade 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 21 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

Just press Y and click enter to auto complete the kernel update process.


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