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Old 07-16-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Updating RHEL 5.10 to 5.11 offline help


Hello,

I'm having a bit of a problem, I'm using a pre-installed RedHat 5.10 system - its from a DoD repository. I need to update the system to 5.11, but we haven't set up our RedHat licensing yet, its on our POAM we just don't have the money until the fiscal year starts over.

I also work on a standalone system with no connectivity and once media/harddrives touch my system that cannot be downgraded.

I'm looking for solutions to update my system.

Somebody suggested that I could download 5.11 from the Oracle site; which I did, I also downloaded CentOS 5.11 ISO, can I use either of these to update my RedHat? I would have to configure the system to use the DVD ISO as a repo correct?

Sadly I don't have much experience with Linux systems.

Thanks so much!!
Ryan
 
Old 07-16-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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You will have to have Red Hat licensing in order to setup a Red Hat Satellite, which will probably be Disconnected, which means it can't talk to the outside world, due to various DoD policies, rules and regulations. You will also have to have your Red Hat active contract in order as well, otherwise you won't have access to their site to download and install RPMs from there.

From there you will have to download their monthly ISOs files, add your RHEL servers and from their patch them up.

You only want to install Red Hat RPMs and not from anyone else, otherwise it will screw up your systems. DoD doesn't seem to have any repositories geared towards Red Hat, at least none that I can find online.

If you are wanting to download RHEL v5.11, again you have to have an active contract with Red Hat in order to get access to it to download and install.

HTH

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Old 07-17-2015, 04:02 AM   #3
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CHESS probably has what you're looking for.
 
Old 07-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #4
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contact redhat !!!

there are NO !! if's and's or but's on this
BUY!!! the required redhat support contract!!!!


you can NOT mix RHEL and Oracle or CentOS BASE SYSTEM FILES!!!!!

the version numbering is just enough different that what you have left will not live long
( think of the transporter accident in "ST -the motion picture")


NOW
CentOS dose have a option to MIGRATE!! to cent
they explicitly set the version numbers a bit HIGHER than redhat to allow this

but the machine WILL need to be " ONLINE"
 
Old 07-18-2015, 05:28 AM   #5
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contact redhat !!!

there are NO !! if's and's or but's on this
BUY!!! the required redhat support contract!!!!


you can NOT mix RHEL and Oracle or CentOS BASE SYSTEM FILES!!!!!

the version numbering is just enough different that what you have left will not live long
( think of the transporter accident in "ST -the motion picture")


NOW
CentOS dose have a option to MIGRATE!! to cent
they explicitly set the version numbers a bit HIGHER than redhat to allow this

but the machine WILL need to be " ONLINE"
If it's a DoD system he won't be able to just change the OS we have images for everything, and he has a chain of command that will fix this for him. DoD has licences for everything and they have the power to have their stuff shipped with modifications, for example, the CS that sits on my Mac's doesn't call home or disable. His other problem is that he hasn't realized that independent commands are not longer authorized to buy HW or SW it all has to come from the component so even if he gets funding for from his agency Gordon or the local IMO will kill it.
 
  


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