[CentOS] EL 6 rollout strategies? (Scientific Linux)

Fri May 6 19:38:42 UTC 2011
Nicolas Ross <rossnick-lists at cybercat.ca>

> I'm a long-time Centos user, and am basically happy with CentOS. I
> understand there are delays getting EL 6 out. We have been long anxious to
> roll out EL 6 as soon as it's ready, but our time window for rollout is
> looming and we will need to act. (for business reasons, we need to rollout
> over summer, before Aug 1, we need to start regression testing now!)

Hi !

Here, we have a cluster of 8 nodes that we just deployed in RHEL 6 (the real 
thing, 14 k$/year). And with that, came other servers (router, test servers, 
developpement servers), and I wanted to have also the same OS. While waiting 
for C6, I installed an unsubscribed version of RHEL6, but it was troublesome 
to install packeges. So for those servers that were already installed, I 
switched them to SL6 without having to re-install, and it went great without 
a pain. I installed some other servers with SL6, and didn't noticed any 

I plan to switch those SL6 servers back to C6 when it's out, for uniformity 
reasons, I don't anticipate any problems then.