With the latest release of convert2RHEL, we are pleased to offer additional options to organizations who choose to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Here’s what’s new:
- Our pre-conversion analysis tool, convert2rhel analyze, is now generally available after being in technical preview mode - organizations can use the analyze subcommand to see if they can convert their systems before making a commitment
- Converting from Alma Linux 8 and Rocky Linux 8 systems to RHEL is now supported
Other release highlights include:
--keep-rhsmoption has been deprecated and convert2rhel will no longer replace subscription-manager with the RHEL version if it was installed before starting the convert2RHEL process
- Convert2RHEL will no longer unregister a system that was registered prior to the conversion
- The tool now prevents multiple convert2rhel instances from being run at the same time
Now that these new capabilities are live, work on future releases is underway. Things you can look forward to include:
- Better integration of convert2RHEL pre-conversion analysis capabilities with Red Hat Satellite
- A new hosted conversion experience via Red Hat Insights
For those who are unfamiliar, convert2RHEL is a supported tool developed by the RHEL conversions team that gives companies the control, confidence and freedom to migrate from other (RHEL-derivative) Linux operating systems to RHEL. In particular, we support conversions of CentOS Linux 7 and Oracle Enterprise Linux 7, as well as Alma Linux 8, Oracle Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS Linux 8 and Rocky Linux 8. Additionally, there are unsupported upstream options to convert Scientific Linux.
About the authors
Bob Handlin has helped build and promote products in various parts of the tech industry for more than 20 years. He currently focuses on RHEL migrations and upgrades, but also assists with storage technologies and live patching.