March 14, 2014

Upgrade of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to RHEL 6


Our servers are upto date with RHEL 5.10, 2.6.18-371 kernel.

What will happen at server with next yum update?

Will it upgrade to RHEL 6, or only kernel and other packages will be upgraded to next version?

What should be the recommended way forward with RHEL 5.10 with 2.6.18-371 kernel servers?

We are using Satellite server to freeze channels every quarter and using that channel to update / patch the servers using yum update command.

Thanks in advance.


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