CentOS to RHEL Webinar


Jul 26 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CentOS to RHEL Webinar

 To assist public sector CentOS Linux 7 users with the approaching “end of life” (EOL) on June 30, 2024, to migrate to Red Hat’s fully supported Enterprise Linux distribution

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Date: Wednesday, July 26th 1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT/ 10:00 to 11:00 AM PDT


Whether your agency is lagging on the unsupported CentOS Linux 8 (EOL:
December 31, 2021), on CentOS 7, or are thinking of migrating from other OSS community Linux
releases to something supported with an industry-trusted supply chain - this session is for you.

1. [FALSE] CentOS Linux is a Red Hat commercial offering
2. [FALSE] CentOS Linux is a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
3. [FALSE] Other community versions of Linux will bring you the same value as RHEL.

Key RHEL differentiators vs. CentOS Linux.
• Support
• Long-term life cycle support
• Streamlined migration: maintain existing customizations, configurations, and preferences with

the Convert2RHEL tool
• Red Hat Insights (included in the RHEL subscription) solves problems before they occur
• Large ecosystem of ISVs
• Portability
• Lower TCO over time

In the presentation, you’ll see how to use Red Hat supported tooling to provide a smooth, in-place
transition from CentOS Linux v7 to a fully supported installation of RHEL.

The demonstration will show how simple it is to employ the Convert2RHEL utility to migrate from
CentOS to Red Hat Enterprise Linux in just a few minutes with only one reboot.

Also, we will discuss how leveraging the power of Ansible Automation Platform can make it easy to
backup, upgrade, migrate, and reboot every CentOS system in your infrastructure with the least
amount of time and effort and the greatest efficiency.

Steps covered in the Demo:

  • Enabling the Convert2RHEL repository

    • Downloading the Red Hat GPG key
    • Make the connection to the convert2rhel repo

  • Installing the Convert2RHEL utility

    • Executing a yum install for the utility

  • Running the Convert2RHEL utility

    • Executing the command convert2rhel
    • Rebooting to verify after completion

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