We have Sat.....

Create a clone channel of RHEL6.3 say today.  You then have a known patch set 
channel that wont change, point the IPA servers at it.

So we have a raw/std RHEL channel in Sat, a testing channel that is 2~4 weeks 
old and a prod channel we clone off the testing channel(s) once we are happy so 
thats 4~8 weeks old.

So I build using the std/raw channel and move the server to one or other 
depending on its end use.



regards

Steven Jones

Technical Specialist - Linux RHCE

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

0064 4 463 6272

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From: freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com [freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] on 
behalf of rashard.ke...@sita.aero [rashard.ke...@sita.aero]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:21 a.m.
To: freeipa-users@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Postponing IPA 3 upgrade

Thanks for all the replies, We are using Red Hat Satellite Server to handle Yum 
updates but I am still getting a grasp on how it works. After talking to one of 
our admins, I was told that it should not do a major version upgrade without 
being explicitly told to.

The servers are virtual so I will clone them off before the next patch cycles.
Is there an official go-live date for IPA3 in RHEL?

Thanks,
Rashard



From:        Jorick Astrego <jor...@netbulae.eu>
To:        Christian Horn <ch...@fluxcoil.net>
Cc:        freeipa-users@redhat.com
Date:        02/12/2013 01:04 PM
Subject:        Re: [Freeipa-users] Postponing IPA 3 upgrade
Sent by:        freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com
________________________________



On 02/12/2013 08:30 AM, Christian Horn wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 09:05:40PM +0000, Steven Jones wrote:
>> Personally Im very worried, 6.2 to 6.3 went badly and this looks like a 
>> bigger upgrade
> I might miss something.. but cant one create a "throw away replica"
> of the old environment, use that then separatedly and try out the
> upgrade with it?
>
> Christian
>
He could if he has spare hardware laying around. Or if he is running it
virtulized you could clone the vm easily and test it on a virtual
network not connected to the rest.

But if you read Rashard's post correctly, he is afraid of yum
automatically updating freeIPA and breaking it.

@ Rashard

You should not be letting yum update automatically but use Katello, Red
Hat Network Satellite or Spacewalk to install updates.

Still I would like to know the same. Some other projects use version
dependant repo's so you can choose to switch by changing repo, others
put the version number in the package name.


--
Kind Regards,

Jorick Astrego

Netbulae B.V.
Site:  http://www.netbulae.eu<http://www.netbulae.eu/>


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