How do I upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • How do I perform an in-place upgrade from the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?
  • How do I use the Preupgrade Assistant and Red Hat Upgrade Tool to upgrade Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Product Variant x86 Architecture x86_64 Architecture IBM Power IBM z Systems
Desktop Edition Not supported Not supported N/A N/A
Workstation Edition Not supported Not supported N/A N/A
Server Edition Not supported Supported Supported[1] Supported[2]
HPC Compute Node Not supported Supported N/A N/A
Server running CloudForms software N/A Not supported N/A N/A
Server running Satellite software N/A Not supported[3] N/A N/A

[1] Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian
[2] Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
[3] Red Hat Satellite 6 Documentation will provide information and required tooling for migrating a Satellite environment from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7, but the in-place upgrade tool is not a supported method for this procedure. Refer to point 6.1 in the Satellite 6 Install Guide.

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In
Close

Welcome! Check out the Getting Started with Red Hat page for quick tours and guides for common tasks.