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Warning.svg Warning: this is an old version of RHEL5 kernel. For the latest version, see Download/kernel/rhel5/028stab122.4.
Kernel branch RHEL5
Based on RHEL5 2.6.18
Status frozen, not maintained, stable
End Of Life Feb 2018
Latest 028stab122.4
Archives RHEL5


  • Fixes/improvements in checkpointing, NFS in VE, IOPRIO, CPU scheduler
  • NMI watchdog is now disabled by default for i686 kernels.
  • Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver added.

Config changes[edit]


  • -CONFIG_NMI_WATCHDOG=y (i686 only)


  • +CONFIG_ATL1=m

[ See full changelog here… ]


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 ovzkernel-PAE RPM.
  • Otherwise, use the plain kernel RPM (i.e. ovzkernel).

For more info, see Kernel flavors.

x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.i686.rpm 15 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.i686.rpm 5 Mb
ovzkernel-PAE-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.i686.rpm 15 Mb
ovzkernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.i686.rpm 5 Mb

IA64 (Itanium)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.ia64.rpm 31 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.ia64.rpm 5 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.x86_64.rpm 17 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.x86_64.rpm 5 Mb

Source RPM[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.src.rpm 47 Mb
ovzkernel-2.6.18-8.el5.028stab027.1.nosrc.rpm 7 Mb
kernel-ovz.spec 160 Kb

Kernel patch[edit]

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

File Size
patch-8.el5.028stab027.1-combined.gz 4 Mb


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

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-i686-PAE.config.ovz 61 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-i686.config.ovz 61 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-ia64.config.ovz 53 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-x86_64.config.ovz 58 Kb


For other rhel5 kernel releases, see download/kernel/rhel5/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 rhel5 kernel