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Chapter 26. Upgrading MySQL

Red Hat is committed to fully supporting the upstream version of MySQL, which is currently included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, until the end of Maintenance Support 2 Phase, as long as upstream security and bug fixes are available. For overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle, see
More recent versions of MySQL, MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7, are provided as the rh-mysql56 and rh-mysql57 Software Collections. These components are part of Red Hat Software Collections, available for all supported releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on AMD64 and Intel 64 architectures.
For information on how to get access to Red Hat Software Collections, see the Red Hat Software Collections Release Notes.
See the Red Hat Software Collections Product Life Cycle document for information regarding length of support for individual components.
Note that you cannot directly migrate from MySQL 5.1 to the currently supported versions. Refer to detailed procedures how to migrate from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5, from MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6, and from MySQL 5.6 to MySQL 5.7.