3.2. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 Upgrade Considerations

The following is a list of key considerations that must be made when planning your upgrade.

Important

Upgrading to version 3.6 can only be performed from version 3.5
To upgrade a previous version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization earlier than Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6, you must sequentially upgrade to any newer versions of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization before upgrading to the latest version. For example, if you are using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4, you must upgrade to the latest minor version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 before you can upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager cannot be installed on the same machine as IPA
An error message displays if the ipa-server package is installed. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.6 does not support installation on the same machine as Identity Management (IdM). To resolve this issue, you must migrate the IdM configuration to another system before re-attempting the upgrade.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.6 is supported to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Upgrading to version 3.6 involves also upgrading the base operating system of the machine that hosts the Manager.
The following sections provide instructions to upgrade a standard Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment. To upgrade a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 self-hosted engine environment running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 7 hosts, see Upgrading a Self-Hosted Engine Environment in the Self-Hosted Engine Guide.
To upgrade a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 self-hosted engine environment running on RHEL 6 hosts or RHEV-H 6 hosts, see https://access.redhat.com/solutions/2351141.