Question

Disable Kernel Auto Updates

Hi all,

Yesterday one of our CENTOS server started behaving weird. After restarting the server it lost all the networking functionality.

After reading https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/no-connection-after-reboot I noticed the server in fact had too kernels installed:

3.10.0-327.22.2.el7.x86_64 3.10.0-327.28.2.el7.x86_64 ( with the timestamp of when the problems began )

I tried everything but I wasn’t able to get back the network services ( NetworkManager not regular network), so I had to create another Droplet and start the restore process.

Is there any way to disable the auto update feature so this would not happened again?

Thanks

Jose


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The problem I had was with a two months old droplet. Do you mean that with the new self-managed kernel, the problem will not happened again?

Since the question you linked to was posted we have updated some thing. If you created a new droplet recently this is no longer an issue. Our OS images now completely use self-managed kernels or boot to a grub loader that uses the default kernel set in your droplet which means that kernel updates will work just as expected and will not require any changes on your part.