Released back in May, this looks to be stable.
Update is (again) super clean:
select the migration target (i.e. SLES 15 SP5), approve the EULA, wait a while.
I’ve been flagging the ease of upgrade for several years. SUSE have this nailed.
Update: except Redis got a tad confused. Needed to get it re-setup to start correctly.
Update again: openSUSE build server saves the day again: Install package openSUSE:Backports:SLE-15-SP5 / php8-redis along with https://citizix.com/how-to-install-configure-redis-6-on-opensuse-leap-15-3
Should be a simple update with
Read this too: https://www.suse.com/c/major-distro-upgrade-in-the-public-cloud-made-easy/
The legacy HPC modules may need to be uninstalled; otherwise the update throws an error regarding missing products.
I need to look for a “better” solution to PHP and SLES.
I understand the balancing act between long term support, backporting patches etc – and that’s why SLES has been such a good friend.
I’d just love WordPress and other apps to stop griping about older versions of PHP.
Maintenance night – SLES 12 SP5 updates on Azure.
Nice and easy.
Side note – if products somehow get unregistered:
SUSEConnect -p sle-module-legacy/12/x86_64