How do I upgrade a REDHAT E4 WS install - to ES?

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have 15 machines that I just licensed for Redhat ES.  Unfortunately the up2date program does not work for them because  they are all running WS.
Tech Support told me a (non supported) way to take care of this would be to install the ES package.  How do I do this?  Which package do I download?  Can you point me to it?
Then I run rpm -e redhat release ?

Question by:bjmorse
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    Accepted Solution

    If you have RHEL ES CDs, the find the file
    /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/redhat-release-3ES-x.x.x.i386.rpm   (x.x.x is the package version number)

    Then run
    rpm -Uvh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/redhat-release-*ES-*.i386.rpm
    reboot your machine.

    After reboot, do
    cat /etc/redhat-release
    cat /var/lib/supportinfo

    To see if it gives you the information like ES...
    Then run "up2date --register" and "up2date" again.
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    Expert Comment

    Or other simple way is copy all files on RHEL ES CDs on the NFS share system.
    Then cd to the all the rpm file directory and run

    rpm -Fvh /path-to-all-rpm-files/*.rpm

    Before you do that, make sure your ES version is newer than the your existing WS.
    So download RHEL ES 3.0 Update 7 or RHEL ES 4 Update 3 CD ISO files from first.
    Then covert those ISO files into CD (burning it).

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