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Convert CentOS Linux to RHEL

Nagesh Rathod


Convert2RHEL is a command-line utility that can streamline your migration path from CentOS Linux 7 to a fully supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system. 

Convert2RHEL simplifies the process by converting existing CentOS systems to RHEL, ensuring compatibility and a seamless transition. Because CentOS Linux was derived from RHEL sources, users migrating to RHEL can continue to use many of the same techniques and elements with minimal training, while also gaining more features, tools, support, and value.

This cheat sheet outlines the steps to convert a CentOS Linux instance to RHEL using the Convert2RHEL tool.

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5. Install convert2rhel

Install the convert2rhel utility:

yum install -y convert2rhel


Running transaction check

Running transaction test

Transaction test succeeded

Running transaction

   Installing : efibootmgr-17-2.el7.x86_64                    1/3

   Installing : pexpect-2.3-11.el7.noarch                     2/3

   Installing : convert2rhel-1.1-1.el7.noarch                 3/3

   Verifying  : convert2rhel-1.1-1.el7.noarch                 1/3

   Verifying  : pexpect-2.3-11.el7.noarch                     2/3

   Verifying  : efibootmgr-17-2.el7.x86_64                    3/3


   convert2rhel.noarch 0:1.1-1.el7

Dependency Installed:

   efibootmgr.x86_64 0:17-2.el7        	pexpect.noarch 0:2.3-11.el7


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