CentOS to RHEL on AWS

Migrate off CentOS Linux with confidence

CentOS will reach its end of life on June 30, 2024, and organizations are seeking alternative operating systems (OSs) that can seamlessly adapt without disrupting the speed of business or causing friction between IT teams. In addition to security and support, a top priority for decision makers is balancing existing system maintenance with new innovation and technology modernization efforts. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the intelligent and stable modern OS that agile business operations need. 

RHEL is bit-for-bit compatible with CentOS, so migrating from CentOS to RHEL on AWS is a seamless experience. Customers also gain global availability, on-demand billing, security, and resizable cloud computing capacity for all of their workloads. 

Why convert from CentOS to RHEL on AWS: Take the direct migration path from CentOS to RHEL on AWS to access the best long-term migration option for production use. Gain global availability and on-demand, security-focused, resizable cloud computing capacity for workloads and applications.

Begin your migration journey from CentOS to RHEL

Already have a RHEL subscription? 

Leverage Convert2RHEL to convert CentOS 7 to RHEL 7. This officially supported component of RHEL retains existing applications and configurations. The installation of the Convert2RHEL utility on a CentOS 7.9 instance will convert it to a RHEL 7.9 instance. 

Follow these instructions to convert from CentOS to RHEL:

After login to the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console, turn on Simple Content Access (SCA). Then, install the Convert2RHEL utility on a CentOS 7.9 instance, converting it to an RHEL 7.9 instance.

RHEL on Amazon EC2 allows customers to build and test enterprise applications on AWS and in their on-premises data centers. Red Hat maintains the base RHEL images for Amazon EC2. AWS customers receive updates at the same time that updates are made available from Red Hat, so computing environment remains reliable and secure and RHEL-certified apps maintain supportability. RHEL with High Availability is now available directly from the Amazon EC2 console.

4 benefits of migrating CentOS to RHEL

Gain an intelligent and secure OS while achieving technology modernization

Simplify your environment

Gain a seamless experience across your hybrid cloud environment by leveraging the reliable IT platform—RHEL on AWS.

Reduce downtime

Maintain a high-quality customer experience—reduce downtime and protect workloads from disruption with RHEL on AWS.

Use your committed spend

Maximize current budgets, reduce licensing costs, and add managed and self-managed services that integrate with your foundation.

Adapt quickly and focus on innovation

Provide developers with access to the latest software to boost innovation and productivity.

“Our customers are running their businesses on our service, so we must have confidence in every piece of our infrastructure and architecture. Red Hat, as a piece of infrastructure, has been very reliable.” 

Parker HarrisEVP & Co-Founder, Salesforce.

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