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Warning.svg Warning: This kernel branch is currently frozen.

Essentially that means it is neither maintained nor supported, could contain security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and generally should not be used.

Please check the list of supported kernel branches at Download/kernel page.

Warning.svg Warning: this is an old version of 2.6.18 kernel. For the latest version, see Download/kernel/2.6.18/028stab056.1.
Kernel branch 2.6.18
Based on vanilla 2.6.18
Status stable, frozen, not maintained
Latest 028stab056.1
Archives 2.6.18
Git repo linux-2.6.18-openvz


  • Rebased to 2.6.18.

Config changes

  • Accomodated to be in line with 2.6.18


  • Kernel RPM naming scheme changed: rpm name is now 'kernel', and 'release' field includes 'ovz' prefix.
  • Please note that if you use yum and have openvz-kernel-devel repository enabled, there will be no automatic upgrade to this new kernel. This will be fixed during next kernel releases.


You need only one kernel RPM so please choose the appropriate one depending on your hardware:

  • If your x86 (i686, IA32) machine has more than 4 GB of RAM, choose kernel-enterprise RPM.
  • If your x86 (i686, IA32) or x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T) machine has more than one CPU (or a CPU with hyperthreading), choose kernel-smp RPM.
  • Otherwise, use the plain kernel RPM (i.e. kernel).

For more info, see Kernel flavors.

x86 (i686, IA32)

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.i686.rpm 11 Mb
kernel-smp-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.i686.rpm 12 Mb
kernel-enterprise-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.i686.rpm 12 Mb

ppc64 (Power)

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.ppc64.rpm 9 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.x86_64.rpm 11 Mb
kernel-smp-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.x86_64.rpm 11 Mb


SPARC support is available in source form only. Please download the patch below and recompile the kernel. More info about kernel recompiling is available at Kernel build#Rebuilding kernel from sources.

Source RPM

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.src.rpm 41 Mb
kernel-2.6.18-ovz028test002.1.nosrc.rpm 673 Kb
kernel-ovz.spec 19 Kb

Kernel patch

This patch is applicable to vanilla Linux 2.6.18 kernel (not to 2.6.18.y), available from

File Size
patch-ovz028test002-combined.gz 631 Kb


Official configs of this OpenVZ kernel used to build binary RPMS.

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-i686-enterprise.config.ovz 38 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-i686-smp.config.ovz 38 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-i686.config.ovz 38 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-ia64.config.ovz 33 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-ppc64.config.ovz 34 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-x86_64-smp.config.ovz 35 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-028test002-x86_64.config.ovz 34 Kb


For other 2.6.18 kernel releases, see download/kernel/2.6.18/Archives.

For other kernel branches, see download/kernel.

Kernel branches
Testing / Beta
RHEL6 testing
RHEL5 • RHEL4 • 2.6.32 • 2.6.27 • 2.6.26 • 2.6.24 • 2.6.22 • 2.6.20 • 2.6.18 • 2.6.16 • FC5 • SLES10 • 2.6.8
Versions of 2.6.18 kernel