[CentOS] Is it safe to go from CentOS6.5 to CentOS 7 at this time

Mon Sep 29 16:02:43 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:46 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> The basic question: Should I be holding off a little longer on going to
>> CentOS7 in production?
> On the one hand, we're starting to roll it out... *only* on new servers,
> and the servers we're rolling it out on are *only* fileservers - a couple
> attached to RAID boxes, and the other two will be attached to RAIDs, but
> server home directories.
> I feel that I'd stay with 6.x unless there's a must-have feature. Right
> now, I'm playing with stuff on those servers - for one, NetworkMangler is
> *extremely* noisy, and trying to find *full* examples of its configuration
> file... I've only found *tiny* bits and pieces. I think I got it to log
> only errors, but the startup was *noisy*, and the documentation leaves
> something to be desired.
> Oh, and it enables wireless. On a server. With no wifi. And I don't see
> any ifcfg-'s to set them to *off*.
> I really don't like this "we'll do everything" attitude, esp. when
> "everything" is intended for users of laptops....
> And the install, as I think I posted last week, was nasty - if I want
> anything other than it's "let me partition *and* throw LVM on top", it
> goes to choose disks... and selects *ALL* by default.
> So there's a bunch of stuff I don't like, and will wait to see if they fix
> it.

You don't _really_ expect any of those things to change do you?  I
look at it it as more of a question of how long you have to deal with
the operational differences among your production systems, which is
probably going to be a long and annoying time under the best of

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com