Chapter 5. Upgrading Hosts from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8

You can use a job template to upgrade your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.



  1. On Satellite, enable the foreman_plugin_leapp puppet module:

    # satellite-installer --enable-foreman-plugin-leapp
  2. In the Satellite web UI, navigate to Hosts > All Hosts.
  3. Select the hosts that you want to upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
  4. In the upper right of the Hosts window, from the Select Action list, select Preupgrade check with Leapp.
  5. Click Submit to start the pre-upgrade check.
  6. When the check is finished, click the Leapp preupgrade report tab to see if LEAPP has found any issues on RHEL 7 hosts. Issues that have the Inhibitor flag are considered crucial and are likely to break the upgrade procedure. Some issues might have documentation linked that describe how to fix them.
  7. Optional: If you have issues that have commands associated with them, you can fix them with a remote job. To do that, select these issues, click the Fix Selected button, and submit the job.
  8. After you fixed the issues, click the Rerun button, and then click Submit to run the pre-upgrade check again to verify that your RHEL 7 hosts do not have any issues and are ready to be upgraded.
  9. When your systems are ready for the upgrade, click the Run Upgrade button and click submit to start the upgrade.