Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks

Migrating CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS Stream 8

December 18, 2023

ID 225629

At the end of 2021, Red Hat is discontinuing support for the CentOS Linux 8 operating system. This means that security updates will no longer be released for CentOS Linux 8 in 2022. In other words, computers and applications running CentOS Linux 8 (including Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks) will not be fully protected against new types of threats and attack techniques.

Red Hat is advising CentOS Linux 8 users to migrate to the CentOS Stream 8 operating system. Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks is compatible with CentOS Stream 8.

You can migrate CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS Stream 8 either before or after installation of Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks components. Migration of the operating system is performed locally on each computer where a Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks component is installed or will be installed.

To migrate CentOS Linux 8 to CentOS Stream 8:

  1. Open the operating system console.
  2. Update all packages and libraries of the CentOS Linux 8 operating system. To do so, enter the following command:

    sudo dnf update

  3. Install the centos-release-stream package for access to CentOS Stream repositories. To do so, enter the following command:

    sudo dnf install centos-release-stream

  4. Change the default repository to the CentOS Stream repository. To do so, enter the following command:

    sudo dnf swap centos-{linux,stream}-repos

  5. Synchronize the installed packages and libraries from the new default repository. To do so, enter the following command:

    sudo dnf distro-sync

  6. Restart the operating system. To do so, enter the following command:

    sudo reboot

Did you find this article helpful?
What can we do better?
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.