1.6.2. Satellite Upgrade Documentation Package (rhn-upgrade)

To install the rhn-upgrade package, ensure the satellite is registered to RHN and to the Red Hat Network Satellite Channel, then using the package updating tool for your version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to install the rhn-upgrade package with the following commmand (on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and above):
yum install rhn-upgrade

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users, run the following command:
up2date rh-upgrade

You may also download the package directly from Red Hat Network by performing the following steps:
  1. Log into the RHN Hosted web interface at https://rhn.redhat.com/.
  2. Click the Channels tab.
  3. Under Filter by Product Channel select Red Hat Network Products, then your current version of RHN Satellite, and finally your Satellite server's architecture from the drop-down menus.
  4. Press the Filter button.
  5. Click to expand the Red Hat Enterprise Linux tree for your version of the base operating system.
  6. Click the link in the Architecture column corresponding to Red Hat Network Satellite.
  7. Click on the Packages subtab.
  8. In the Filter by Package text box, type rhn-upgrade and press Go.
  9. Click on the latest rhn-upgrade package release for the version of Satellite to which you are upgrading.
  10. Click the Download Package link.
  11. Copy the package to the Satellite server.
  12. On the Satellite server run the following command:
    rpm -Uvh rhn-upgrade-version.rpm