Upgrade Centos 6 to 7 with EFA-3?

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jheffez
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Upgrade Centos 6 to 7 with EFA-3?

Post by jheffez » 30 Mar 2021 05:31

Hello,

Is it possible to upgrade from CentOS 6.1 to 7.x without breaking EFA?

Background: I have EFA-3.0.2.6 running on end-of-life CentOS 6.1. The VM works just great with 2GB RAM (low traffic) and I don't want to upgrade to 4.x due to its high RAM/CPU requirements (limited Host VM resources). I also want to avoid having to reconfigure custom setting from scratch. On the other hand I don't want to stay on unsupported OS.

Zwabber
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Re: Upgrade Centos 6 to 7 with EFA-3?

Post by Zwabber » 30 Mar 2021 15:29

I have no problems with version 4. It just runs fine on 2GB ram.

jheffez
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Re: Upgrade Centos 6 to 7 with EFA-3?

Post by jheffez » 30 Mar 2021 15:41

I also noticed that CentOS 8 is EOL by end of the year. What is the roadmap? Can EFA work on Ubuntu 20 LTS?

cordeos
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Re: Upgrade Centos 6 to 7 with EFA-3?

Post by cordeos » 26 Apr 2021 14:51

Installing EFA on CentOS Stream 8 works perfectly.
and as long as you dont need/use the custom action - you really just need to copy over your rules and config files.

jheffez
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Re: Upgrade Centos 6 to 7 with EFA-3?

Post by jheffez » 27 Apr 2021 06:26

I think it would make sense to do a forklift upgrade on a stable and supported OS. Like Ubuntu LTS.
I hope there is a roadmap to move away from CentOS, now that RedHat treats it like a step child.

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