Upgrade the Server

SUSE Manager uses an X.Y.Z versioning schema. To determine which upgrade procedure you need, look at which part of the version number is changing.

The version numbers below are just examples. Do not understand them as most recent available options. SUSE uses these numbers for illustrative purposes only.

Major Version Upgrade (X Upgrade)

Major upgrade is usually an upgrade from X.Y to X+1.0 or to X+1.1, where Y is the latest minor version of the X series. For example:

Minor Version Upgrade (Y Upgrade)

Minor upgrade refers to upgrading to the next minor version, from X.Y to X.Y+1. This is often referred to as a product migration, service pack migration, or SP migration. For example:

  • From 4.2 to 4.3.

You always upgrade from and to the latest patch level of the minor version.

For example, from 4.2.12 to 4.3.8, or newer.