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HowTo: Upgrade Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to to v6.1

RHEL version 6.1 has been released with new features and improvements. How do I upgrade my HP server running RHEL v6.0 to v6.1 using RHN?

You can upgrade the system using the yum command itself. Make a backup – it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to make a backup of your system before you do this. Most of the actions listed in this post are written with the assumption that they will be executed by the root user running the bash or any other modern shell.
# uname -r
Sample outputs:

2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64

You can see current RHEL release details using Reply Link

  • Santosh July 27, 2011, 6:17 am

    I am at 6.0. I have 6.1 DVD, How to I add that as service and upgrade to 6.1 via command line

  • RK September 27, 2012, 6:49 am

    How do i update openssl from source in Redhat 6 ?

  • Shridhar November 29, 2012, 12:21 pm

    How do we upgrade Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8 to 6.0?

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