How to View the Kernel Version of your Server

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The kernel is the part of operating system and it controls all programs on the computer. When the computer starts, it goes through some initialization (booting) function.

Types of Kernel:

  • Monolithic Kernel
  • Microkernel

The kernel is responsible for:

  • communicating between hardware and software.
  • Memory management
  • process management
  • I/O file communication
  • Device Management

View the kernel version of your server:

uname – v:

The command is used to check the Kernel version of the server.

Some other command related to Kernel:

-a = print all information.

-s = print the Kernel name.

-n = print the network node hostname.

-r = print the Kernel release.

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