3.3. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.6

The following procedure outlines the process for upgrading Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.5 to 3.6. This procedure assumes that the system on which the Manager is installed is subscribed to the entitlements for receiving Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 packages at the start of the procedure.

Important

If the upgrade fails, the engine-setup command will attempt to roll your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager installation back to its previous state. For this reason, the repositories required by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 must not be removed until after the upgrade is complete as outlined below. If the upgrade fails, detailed instructions display that explain how to restore your installation.

Procedure 3.1. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.6

  1. Subscribe to the required entitlements for receiving Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.6 packages:
    • With RHN Classic:
      # rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-3.6
    • With Subscription Manager:
      # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rhevm-3.6-rpms

      Important

      Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.x has reached End Of Life (EOL). If you purchased Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS), use the repositories in https://access.redhat.com/solutions/3194482 to keep the environment up and running.
  2. Update the rhevm setup packages:
    # yum update rhevm\*setup\*
  3. Run the following command and follow the prompts to upgrade the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager:
    # engine-setup
  4. Remove or disable the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.5 channel to ensure the system does not use any Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.5 packages:
    • With RHN Classic:
      # rhn-channel --remove --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-3.5
    • With Subscription Manager:
      # subscription-manager repos --disable=rhel-6-server-rhevm-3.5-rpms
  5. Update the base operating system:
    # yum update