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  1. #1
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    Upgrade from RHEL3 to 4 for free!

    Hi

    i got this email from RHN

    Red Hat has created ISO images for all releases of Red Hat Enterprise
    Linux and made them available on the Red Hat Network (RHN). You can
    download these images and use them as your new installation media if the
    CDs that were shipped to you do not install or if you require an
    installation with a more recent kernel and security updates.


    someone have try this OS upgrade? any problem?

  2. #2
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    Are you sure this means you can actually upgrade for free? I take it as meaning that they are just supplying the ISO files for those that have lost them/broke them/etc...
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  3. #3
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    Whole email:


    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 currently shipping on Dell's PowerEdge servers

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, the defining milestone in the evolution of
    the enterprise platform, is now available as a free upgrade for
    customers with an existing Enterprise Linux subscription, on Dell's
    award-winning PowerEdge servers. Enterprise Linux 4 offers unmatched
    reliability, performance and security to signal the end of the
    proprietary system in the enterprise.

    Benefits of upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on PowerEdge:

    - Free upgrade for customers with previous versions of Enterprise Linux.
    - A stable and mature infrastructure based on the Linux 2.6 kernel.
    - First commercial product to deliver SELinux to meet today's security
    and compliance demands.
    - Productivity improvements from the desktop to the core of the
    datacenter.
    - Exceptional performance and scalability for both 32- and 64-bit
    workloads.
    - Enhanced auditing framework offering considerable flexibility.
    - Cost-effective, highly scalable platform for mission-critical
    enterprise applications.
    - All PowerEdge servers and Precision Workstation desktops currently shipping
    are tested and certified on Enterprise Linux 4.

    How to Upgrade:

    Red Hat has created ISO images for all releases of Red Hat Enterprise
    Linux and made them available on the Red Hat Network (RHN). You can
    download these images and use them as your new installation media if the
    CDs that were shipped to you do not install or if you require an
    installation with a more recent kernel and security updates.

    Point your browser to http://info.redhat.com/a/tBC37FzAUfR...TQAUnmmJIh/rhn then log in with your
    username and password.

    1.Select the "Channels" link at the top.
    2.Select the channel you require from the channel list table.
    3.Click the "Downloads" link.
    4.Download the ISO images and verify the md5sum.
    1.Use the md5sum command in the following way:
    - md5sum filename
    5.Burn the ISO images to CDs.

    --> Find additional help with burning ISO images to CDs,
    (see section 4: "Write files to media, if necessary").
    http://info.redhat.com/a/tBC37FzAUfR...mmJIh/download

    Additionally, you can log into Red Hat Network with your log in
    information and walk through the steps to upgrade.

    Evaluate for Free.
    If you're not ready to deploy but want to evaluate Red Hat Enterprise
    Linux 4, you can get a free 30-evaluation.

  4. #4
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    I stand corrected Although it still looks like a Dell only deal, but a great deal none the less.
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  5. #5
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    If you're not looking for Red Hat's support, you might as well just be running CentOS or White Box Enterprise Linux, which are both community-supported distributions that are essentially rebranded RHEL4.
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    Evaluate for Free.
    If you're not ready to deploy but want to evaluate Red Hat Enterprise
    Linux 4, you can get a free 30-evaluation.
    This isn't an "upgrade" for free, it's an evaluation of things. Like others have said, CentOS is about the best option here, RHEL is good, but why pay for what you can get for free, in the very same form.
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  7. #7
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    When you pay for a RHEL subscription, this allows you to upgrade to the latest available enterprise without having to pay the extra cost. As long as you have the system subscribed, you're able to install whichever version you want. I remember this being discussed on the redhat mailing list a few months back, I do believe.

    Edit: It's also mentioned here: http://www.redhat.com/software/subscriptions.html
    Last edited by Haze; 07-21-2005 at 10:37 PM.

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