Chapter 1. How to Upgrade
An in-place upgrade is the recommended and supported way to upgrade your system to the next major version of RHEL.
1.1. How to upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
The Upgrading from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 guide describes steps for an in-place upgrade from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7. The supported in-place upgrade path is from RHEL 6.10 to RHEL 7.9.
If you are using SAP HANA, follow How do I upgrade from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 with SAP HANA instead. Note that the upgrade path for RHEL with SAP HANA might differ.
The process of upgrading from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 consists of the following steps:
- Check that Red Hat supports the upgrade of your system.
- Prepare your system for the upgrade by installing required repositories and packages and by removing unsupported packages.
- Check your system for problems that might affect your upgrade using the Preupgrade Assistant.
- Upgrade your system by running the Red Hat Upgrade Tool.