Upgrade hipchat datacenter kernel

I am using the hip chatdatacenter AMI ID: ami-a616ebdc in AWS, and the current kernel version is 3.13.0-106-generic.

To address security vulnerabilities, I need to install 3.13.0-135-generic, but don't see this as an option in apt-cache. Has anyone been able to do this? Can you share the steps to do so?



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Kent Baxley Atlassian Team Nov 03, 2017

Hi Bao,


The apt repository for Data Center is on-disk for each node.  The Data Center Virtual Machines ship with a specific set of packages that we have tested to work.   

In general, we do not support upgrading the kernels on the Data Center VMs until they have been tested to ensure there are no adverse side effects. 

It is possible to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list to point to an external Ubuntu repository, update the apt-cache (i.e. apt-get update) and install *only* the new kernel packages. From there, you can remove the external apt sources from sources.list so that further updated packages are not accidentally installed. 

Please be advised that we cannot guarantee that the kernel update will break anything as we've not tested this update internally at this time. 

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thanks. 

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