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Chapter 1. Supported upgrade paths

The in-place upgrade replaces the RHEL 8 operating system on your system with a RHEL 9 version.

Important

It is not possible to perform an in-place upgrade directly from RHEL 7 to RHEL 9. However, you can perform an in-place upgrade from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8 and then perform a second in-place upgrade to RHEL 9. For more information, see Upgrading from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8.

Currently, it is possible to perform an in-place upgrade from the following source RHEL 8 minor versions to the following target RHEL 9 minor versions:

Table 1.1. Supported upgrade paths

Product variantSource OS versionTarget OS version

RHEL

RHEL 8.6

RHEL 9.0

For more information on supported upgrade paths, see Supported in-place upgrade paths for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.