How to in-place upgrade SAP environments from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8

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  • Is there a supported in-place upgrade path from RHEL 7 to RHEL 8 for SAP environments?


  • SAP HANA hosts:
    • running RHEL 7.7 or earlier
    • running on x86_64 architecture which is certified by the hardware partner for SAP HANA on RHEL 7.7 and on RHEL 8.2
    • not cloud based
    • not using Red Hat HA Solutions for SAP HANA
    • using a Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription
    • e4s repos enabled
    • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS04 rev 48.02 or later SPS04, or
      SAP HANA 2.0 SPS05 rev 52 or later SPS05 installed
    • SAP HANA is installed using the default installation path of /hana/shared
  • SAP NetWeaver hosts:
    • running latest RHEL 7 release
    • using a Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions or
      Red Hat Enterprise for SAP Applications subscription
    • normal, eus, or e4s repos enabled
    • RHEL release lock set or not set

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