Changing CentOS 7’s Kernel

CentOS is known for its stability and reliability, but for those of you who are interested here is how to upgrade you kernel in CentOS 7

First,  we’ll add the ELRepo GPG key:

rpm –import

Next, we’ll need to add the ELRepo:

rpm -Uvh

It should already be enabled, but if it is not then well need to add it. Enter this in your terminal session:

yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror

To check your current Kernel version type:

uname -r

your output should look like: 3.10.0-(more numbers).x86_64

For this next part, you will need to reboot your computer or server and then select the new kernel. (The very top one)

24403680274_aa72db8eba_cOnce the system is back up, login and check to see what the kernel version is.  It should be 4.13.5 or a newer version.


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