So, I read a news about "Ubuntu Pro is Now Available to Anyone Who Wants It" and the banner always said it every time I logged in to my SSH session.
Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-28-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com * Management: https://landscape.canonical.com * Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage * Introducing Expanded Security Maintenance for Applications. Receive updates to over 25,000 software packages with your Ubuntu Pro subscription. Free for personal use. https://ubuntu.com/pro
Quoted from OMGUbuntu:
Canonical say tens of thousands of Ubuntu users signed up for the service while it was in beta, and that it is already in production “for large-scale customers offering global services”.
As part of Ubuntu Pro, Canonical manage critical, high, and selected medium CVEs for “thousands of applications and toolchains” including Ansible, Apache Tomcat, Docker, Nagios, Node.js, phpMyAdmin, Puppet, Python, Redis, Rust, WordPress, and more — all while remaining compliant with regimes like FedRAMP, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS.
Ubuntu Pro also includes Livepatch. Livepatch allows critical and high-severity kernel vulnerabilities to be patched “live”, without the need to reboot.
Ubuntu Pro is free for personal use on up to 5 PCs. Ubuntu members can use it for free on up to 50 PCs. For business, a standard Ubuntu Pro subscription costs $25/year for workstation or $500/year for server. A 30-day free trial is available.
This chart provides a quick and easy overview of the support:
So, I take this chance to attach Ubuntu Pro to my idle Ubuntu VPS on GreenCloud
To enable Ubuntu Pro, I attached my machine with
sudo pro attach yourtoken
root@server33:~# sudo pro attach C14OKcmytokenNLoNBz Enabling default service esm-apps Updating package lists Ubuntu Pro: ESM Apps enabled Enabling default service esm-infra Updating package lists Ubuntu Pro: ESM Infra enabled Enabling default service livepatch Installing snapd Updating package lists Installing canonical-livepatch snap Canonical livepatch enabled. Unable to determine current instance-id This machine is now attached to 'Ubuntu Pro - free personal subscription' SERVICE ENTITLED STATUS DESCRIPTION esm-apps yes enabled Expanded Security Maintenance for Applicati ons esm-infra yes enabled Expanded Security Maintenance for Infrastru cture fips yes disabled NIST-certified core packages fips-updates yes disabled NIST-certified core packages with priority security updates livepatch yes enabled Canonical Livepatch service usg yes disabled Security compliance and audit tools NOTICES Operation in progress: pro attach Enable services with: pro enable <service> Account: email@example.com Subscription: Ubuntu Pro - free personal subscription [info] A new version is available: 27.13.3~20.04.1 Please run: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-advantage-tools to get the latest version with new features and bug fixes.
You can read more about Ubuntu Pro in their docs: Get started with Ubuntu Pro
login as: root firstname.lastname@example.org's password: Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-28-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com * Management: https://landscape.canonical.com * Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage *** Livepatch has fixed kernel vulnerabilities. System restart recommended on the closest maintenance window ***
Because I worked in the Web Hosting industry, maybe it's similar to KernelCare from CloudLinux.
That's it maybe for now.
Thank you for reading, take care!