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

System configurationSource OS versionTarget OS versionEnd of support

RHEL

RHEL 8.8

RHEL 9.2

May 31, 2025 (EUS)

RHEL 8.10

RHEL 9.4

May 31, 2026

RHEL with SAP HANA

RHEL 8.8

RHEL 9.2

May 31, 2025 (EUS)

RHEL 8.10

RHEL 9.4

May 31, 2026 (EUS)

For more information about supported upgrade paths, see Supported in-place upgrade paths for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the In-place upgrade Support Policy.