CentOS6: why i can't update to kernel-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 ?

#uname -r 2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64

rpm -qa |grep kernel

kernel-2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.3.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.4.2.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.6.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-firmware-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.noarch kernel-headers-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-642.6.2.el6.x86_64 dracut-kernel-004-409.el6_8.2.noarch

yum update is working everyday. According to log, new kernel has been already installed. but after reboot, my OS still use 2.6.32-504.12.2.

Is there anything I can do? Does it mean that server isn’t compatible with new kernel?

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Did you switched to internally managed kernel? If not, this could make a problem, as for older Droplet, it was managed from Control Panel. Look at tutorial and if this is the case, follow it and try to update again.

Thank you so much xMudrll. Your info is very helpful!!!

Btw, I’m using CentOS 6.8

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