First time using Ubuntu Pro


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:
 * Management:
 * Support:

 * Introducing Expanded Security Maintenance for Applications.
   Receive updates to over 25,000 software packages with your
   Ubuntu Pro subscription. Free for personal use.

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:
Image: Canonical
Ubuntu Pro is Now Available to Anyone Who Wants It - OMG! Ubuntu!
Canonical has made Ubuntu Pro generally available. Ubuntu Pro allows you to run an Ubuntu LTS release for 10 years with more critical security updates.

So, I take this chance to attach Ubuntu Pro to my idle Ubuntu VPS on GreenCloud

First, log in to and then navigate Ubuntu Pro Dashboard

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'

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

Operation in progress: pro attach

Enable services with: pro enable <service>

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

And after a few days of not logged-in to my VPS, seems like my Ubuntu VPS updated automatically with Canonical Livepatch service. It's notified on motd.


login as: root
root@66.666.666.666's password:
Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-28-generic x86_64)

 * Documentation:
 * Management:
 * Support:
*** 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!