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Application Note

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) Upgrade and Your ASTi System (#121)

October 1, 2018

Important: ASTi has now transitioned Telestra and Voisus to RHEL 7. For RHEL 7 upgrades, go to Red Hat Enterprise License (RHEL) 7 Upgrade and your ASTi System (#124).

This application note discusses questions related to RHEL 5-based operating system (OS) versions of Telestra and Voisus systems (i.e., Telestra systems running 4.XX version software and Voisus systems running 5.24 version software or earlier). If you're interested in upgrading your system to a Red Hat 6.X OS, go to the Telestra RHEL 6 Upgrade and Voisus RHEL 6 Upgrade FAQs below.

Telestra RHEL 6 Upgrade

What is ASTi's current production standard for Telestra software?

Telestra’s current production standard is RHEL 7.

What does a Telestra RHEL 6 upgrade cost?

The update’s cost depends on length of service and your system’s capabilities. For pricing information, contact sales@asti-usa.com.

What’s the risk of updating my Telestra system to RHEL 6?

The risk for having any operational issues with your Telestra system as a result of the update is low. The RHEL 6 Telestra software release is nearly identical to the 4.48 RHEL 5 software release. In addition, ASTi has prepared internal tests, procedures, and quality assurance plans for this upgrade.

However, additional testing may be needed if you are updating from a much older release (e.g., version 4.23 or earlier) or you have used custom install scripts, non-ASTi supported OS modifications, etc. Please advise ASTi of your existing software version with your request for an upgrade.

Will ASTi still support a RHEL 5 version of Telestra?

Yes, ASTi can still deliver and support existing RHEL 5-based software releases if needed. However, feature changes and enhancements are limited and will incur additional costs. To discuss changes to a Telestra RHEL 5 version software release, contact ASTi at support@asti-usa.com. Also note that Red Hat ceased production of RHEL 5 in March 2017 and has moved to a limited support model. For more information, go to www.redhat.com.

Voisus RHEL 6 Upgrade

What is ASTi's current production standard for Voisus software?

Voisus's current production standard is RHEL 7.

What does a Voisus RHEL 6 upgrade cost?

If your system is running 5.24 or earlier, you must purchase an ASTi software update that includes RHEL 6. The update’s cost depends on length of service and your system’s capabilities. For pricing information, contact sales@asti-usa.com.

What’s the risk of updating my Voisus system to RHEL 6?

Updating to RHEL 6 includes Voisus software updates. The risk of having any operational issues with your Voisus system as a result of the update is low. The 5.27 RHEL 6 Telestra software release is nearly identical to the 5.24 RHEL 5 software release.

In addition, ASTi has prepared internal tests, procedures, and quality assurance plans for this upgrade. Additional testing may be needed, however, if you are updating from a much older release (e.g., version 5.16) or you have used custom install scripts, non-ASTi supported OS modifications, etc. Please advise ASTi of your existing software version with your request for an upgrade.

Will ASTi still support a RHEL 5 version of Voisus?

Yes, ASTi can still deliver and support existing RHEL 5-based release versions if needed. However, feature changes and enhancements are limited and will incur additional costs. To discuss changes to a Voisus RHEL 5 version software release, contact ASTi at support@asti-usa.com. Also note that Red Hat ceased production of RHEL 5 in March 2017 and has moved to a limited support model. For more information, go to www.redhat.com.