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No, you can't get 11.3 to run on RHEL6.
11.3 will run on CentOS 6 or CentOS 7, depending on the path you choose (new install is only CentOS 7)
And, newer versions after 11.3 will only run on CentOS 7.
If you are concerned about DISA certification, Discovery product management has issued this statement about that:
Due to DISA’s rejection of certifying CentOS as an approved general purpose OS and refusal to recognize BMC Discovery as an appliance, the latest currently supported version approved for use by the US Federal Government is BMC Discovery 11.1. BMC Discovery 11.1 is set to go into limited support on November 11, 2019 and will go to end of support on March 3, 2021. So that we may continue to offer application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities to our existing and new Federal customers we are planning to introduce a new edition of BMC Discovery which will run on Red Hat. The timing of the release of this new edition will be before BMC Discovery 11.1 goes into limited support. There will be a path for any customer to migrate to this new edition once available.
I assume the Red Hat support will be RHEL7.
The next version will be supported on CentOS and RHEL
When you say next version will support RHEL and CentOS, I assume those versions are both 7, right?
So, if the next major release is available on RHEL 7 ... would a customer be able to migrate directly from 11.1 RHEL 6 to Next Major Release RHEL 7?
There will be no upgrade from 11.1 to the next version. They would need to create a machine and restore into it. Assuming that upgrade from 11.1 is supported.
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Hi Brian, Brian Morris
We just got some clarification in a meeting this morning about RHEL plans.
THESE are ONLY PLANS:
We are planning a "special edition" of 11.3 that will run on RHEL 7.
This is planned as a new product offering and will cost an additional price.
Customers would be able to migrate from 11.1 RHEL 6 to the 11.3 RHEL 7 "special edition".
By migrate, I mean the path shown at the top of the picture (posted by Brian) where you take a backup of the old release, set up a new 11.3 RHEL 7 appliance, and then restore the old-version backup to the 11.3 RHEL 7.
Andrew did not understand my term migrate. I got it from the doc, and we commonly use that term in Support to have the same meaning as the doc:
- You cannot upgrade a CentOS 6 or RHEL 6 based appliance to CentOS 7; rather, you must migrate. Migration involves backing up the CentOS 6 or RHEL 6 based appliance (version 10.1.x to 11.3) and restoring to a new BMC Discovery 11.3 appliance running on CentOS 7.
We have a KA that details the migration steps with some useful tidbits of information not found in the doc, such as an additional step to move your datastore to a larger disk on the new appliance before performing the restore:
11.3 is the last version that supports CentOS 6.
11.1 is the last version that supports RHEL 6.
11.3 special edition is planned to support RHEL 7.
releases after 11.3 will only support CentOS 7, or via planned special release, RHEL 7.
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short answer: yes, you must migrate to CentOS 7 (or special edition for RHEL 7) to move past 11.3.