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Upgrade RHEV(Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) from 3.0 to 3.2

We have upgraded our RHEV Environment recently to 3.2. 3.3 is the latest but are not moving to that yet as there might still be bugs since this was just released earlier this year.

The purpose of this documentation is just to keep my sanity. I will be posting as well the official Documentation of Red Hat.

Ok. Here’s how we do it:

1. Upgrade RHEV-M from 3.0 to 3.1
1.1 Add RHEV 3.1 subscription then remove RHEV 3.0 channels I used rhn-classic.
rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-3.1
rhn-channel --add --channel=jbappplatform-6-x86_64-server-6-rpm
rhn-channel --remove --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-3
rhn-channel --remove --channel=jbappplatform-5-x86_64-server-6-rpm

2. Upgrade Kernel and virtio-win(if you will skip this, you will have issue when upgrading RHEVM to 3.1)
yum update kernel
yum update virtio-win

3. Update RHEV-M
yum update rhevm-setup
****Approve package removal. Objectweb-asm will be removed just input yes when prompted.

4. Upgrade RHEV-M to 3.2
4.1 Enable Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.2 Repository
rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-3.2
4.2 Upgrade RHEV-M Package
yum update rhevm-setup

5. Install RHEV-M Reporting Portal
yum install rhevm-reports rhevm-dwh
rhevm-dwh setup

6. Upgrade Hypervisors to latest. We are doing it from RHEV-M since we were using RHEV-Hypervisor Hosts.
6.1 Access RHEV-M via ssh then install rhev-hypervisor package
rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevh
yum install rhev-hypervisor
6.2 Access RHEV-M Admin Portal then do the upgrade one hypervisor at a time.
6.3 Put the hypervisor into maintenance mode then install the latest hypervisor

7. Upgrade RHEV Functional Level to version 3.2
7.1 Login to RHEVM and change Clusters to use Compatibility version 3.2
7.2 Change Data Center to use Compatibility version 3.2



Btw, below is the official Red Hat Documentation. You will need a RedHat Account to access these links.

from RHEV 3.0 to 3.1 : https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/269333
from RHEV 3.1 to 3.2 : https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/397603



2 thoughts on “Upgrade RHEV(Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) from 3.0 to 3.2

  1. Can i upgrade from rhevm 3.1 to 3.3 directly…

    Posted by Amit Sharma | February 19, 2015, 2:26 pm
  2. 3,1 to 3,2 first, then 3.2 to 3.3

    Posted by aioshin | February 25, 2015, 5:46 pm

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