Applied latest microcode_ctl-1.17-33.9.el6_10.x86_64 to the kernel and rebooted to ensure the kernel applied the updates.

These microcodes help protect the server against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Although there has been much speculation as to the solution for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities having a significant impact on some server speeds, we have seen no indication of this since deployment.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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