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LINUX OS Conversion

Transform and Elevate: Seamless LINUX OS Conversion and Modernization with RiverMeadow

Are you looking for a way to upgrade your legacy LINUX OSs to supported versions in an automated, highly scalable, and non-disruptive way?

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, staying updated with the latest Operating System (OS) versions is paramount for ensuring optimal performance, security, and compliance. RiverMeadow's LINUX OS Conversion and Modernization services provide a streamlined pathway to transition from legacy or end-of-life OS versions to modern, robust Linux distributions.

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RiverMeadow LINUX OS Modernization Key Benefits

Mitigating End-of-Life Risks

Mitigate cybersecurity threats from patched OS's

Avoid End of Support costs (Custom Support Agreements)

Safely retire legacy OS’s (technical debt)

Simplify software management - no complex multiple versions

Upgrade apps to the latest versions (as supported by current OS's)

No downtime - OS upgrade is performed on a target clone

Application compatibility with newer OS fully tested in target clone

Avert business risk - minimize security risk of older OS's

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Mitigate LINUX End-of-Life Risk and Cost

RiverMeadow facilitates a broad spectrum of OS Conversion paths between various Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux. 

  1. Mitigating End-of-Life Risks:

    • With the EOL of CentOS 8 and certain RHEL versions, transitioning to supported OS versions like Rocky Linux or AlmaLinux through RiverMeadow’s OS Conversion mitigates risks, ensuring a secure and compliant operational environment.

  2. Ensuring Continuous Support:

    • Transition before the EOL dates to guarantee continuous support, access to security patches, and system updates, which are crucial for maintaining a resilient infrastructure.

  3. Cost Efficiency in Transition:

    • Transition from commercial Linux distributions like RHEL to open-source or community-supported distributions like CentOS, Rocky Linux, or AlmaLinux, significantly reducing licensing and support costs.

  4. Enhanced Performance and Scalability:

    • Modern Linux OS versions offer improved performance metrics and scalability features catering to the growing demands of global businesses.

  5. Application Compatibility:

    • Transition to modern OS versions to ensure compatibility with the latest applications, services, and integrations available in the Linux ecosystem.

  6. Smooth Cloud Migration:

    • Prepare your workloads for a seamless migration to cloud environments by ensuring they are running on modern, supported OS versions optimized for cloud infrastructures.

  7. Automated Modernization:

    • Employ RiverMeadow’s services to automate the transition process, ensuring a smooth upgrade from older versions like CentOS 6.2 to contemporary versions like Rocky 9.2.

LINUX Operating System Conversion and Modernization 

Support Matrix - LINUX OS Conversion

Source Operating System Version Target Operating System Version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  Oracle Enterprise Linux
  Rocky Linux

CentOS Linux


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  Oracle Enterprise Linux
  Rocky Linux

Oracle Enterprise Linux

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  Rocky Linux

LINUX OS Conversion & OS Modernization

Revitalize your operating system seamlessly with RiverMeadow's OS Conversion capability during your migration journey for designated use cases. This feature operates exclusively on the target clone within the destined cloud environment, ensuring zero interference with the original source. By confining all conversion activities to the target clone, the inherent risks associated with direct OS Conversion on the source machine are substantially minimized.

Verify application compatibility on the isolated target clone with the aid of security groups, network Access Control Lists (ACLs), firewall rules, or secluded network segments, contingent on the specifications of your target cloud. Employ OS Modernization alongside OS Conversion during the migration to simultaneously convert and upgrade your system in one automated stride. Illustratively, transition from CentOS 6.2 to Rocky 9.2, thereby converting from CentOS to Rocky and modernizing from version 6.2 to 9.2.


  • OS Conversion is a segment of a comprehensive migration.
  • Differential migrations are supported, shifting to a file-based copy technology during the differential migration to preserve the target OS's integrity.

Disk Space Pre-requisites:

  • A pre-flight examination ensures a minimum of 16GB of free disk space on the source, inclusive of at least 500MB in the /boot for new kernel packages. RiverMeadow endeavors to expand the /boot on the target clone to resolve any space constraints, ensuring a smooth OS Conversion process.

Market-Leading Cloud Migration Platform

Project Management

End-to-End Project Delivery

Create & manage projects

Assign & manage users

Move group management

Full PM Planning & Reporting


Agent-based or Agent-less migrations

Non-disruptive, no downtime

Continuous, Scheduled, Data Only, Data Seeding 

Secure live testing in target clone pre-cutover

SaaS-based licensing model: no installs or contracts

OS Modernization

Safely retire legacy OS’s

Avert business risk; get compliant

Avoid End of Support costs (CSAs)

Minimize security risk of older OS's

Application compatibility with new OS fully tested

Why Wait? Migrate with RiverMeadow

As the only company that offers a fully integrated Cloud Migration Service with advanced platform capability, RiverMeadow believes in giving our customers the freedom of choice when it comes to deciding on which approach best suits your needs. Talk to a Cloud Migration Expert today to learn how best to embark on your journey to the cloud with confidence and ease.

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