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We have active RHEL7 subscription. Can we upgarde to latest RHEL8 ?


Hi Suresh,

With a valid subscription you may upgrade or reinstall RHEL of any supported release. Upgrades are restricted to some scenarios, look for the LEAPP instructions. A reinstall using RHEL 8 DVD is always supported, but needs good preparation to avoid data loss.


Jan Gerrit Kootstra

Yes, and in place upgrades are even possible in some cases, see the Upgrading to RHEL 8 document.

Hi Suresh,

You are having a "general" RHEL subscription (not restricted to a "special" edition), which means that it covers all editions.
But one thing : please do not upgrade from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8. Perform a fresh installation of RHEL 8, too much changed
under the hood. I definitely recommend starting over from scratch - fixing issues might "take ages" ... if possible at all ... :)