I am new to linux . I have to patch a new build server. The server is with hundreds of vulnerability thats why I am told to patch system . This server is 7.9 version and registered with
satellite server . I am afraid If I will run " Yum update -y " this will update OS version from 7.9 to 8 since OS version is strictly needs to be 7.9
I have updated kernel recently using " yum update kernel*"
My question is how to update entire server without changing server OS version
Thanks in advance
You cannot upgrade major versions of RHEL just with yum. It will always upgrade only on the same major version.
You must follow a specific procedure to upgrade RHEL 7 to 8. Just running yum is not going to do it.
You can run
yum update without
-y to preview the changes which will be made before you accept them.
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