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

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Issue

  • How do I perform an in-place upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to 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 6.10
  • Only selected architectures and variants are supported for upgrade from 6.10 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9:
    • See "Chapter 1. Planning an upgrade" for full details including additional caveats and software package limitations.
    • Only the indicated combinations of architecture and variant from the following matrix are supported:
Product Variant Intel 64-bit architecture IBM POWER, big endian IBM Z 64-bit architecture Intel 32-bit architecture

Server Edition

Supported

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

HPC Compute Node

Supported

N/A

N/A

Unsupported

Desktop Edition

Unsupported

N/A

N/A

Unsupported

Workstation Edition

Unsupported

N/A

N/A

Unsupported

Server running CloudForms software

Unsupported

N/A

N/A

N/A

Server running Satellite software

Unsupported. To upgrade Satellite environments from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7, see the Red Hat Satellite Installation Guide.

N/A

N/A

N/A

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