Need help with CentOS Linux 7.9.2009 EOL imminent

OS type and version CentOS Linux 7.9.2009 EOL imminent
Webmin version 2.111
Usermin version 2.010
Virtualmin version 7.10.0
Theme version 21.10
Package updates All installed packages are up to date

Hi I did some updates and found that now I have:
OS type and version CentOS Linux 7.9.2009 EOL imminent

I guess that means the CentOS Linux needs a newer version?
I’m not sure what to do, Also will all my websites work with the newer version?

Need help with how to install a newer version (If that’s what I need to do)
Need a step by step instruction please as I am a novice
Please Help


Create a new server with an up to date OS, install Virtualmin, Transfer each domain to the new server.

It’s not that simple, but it’s the process.

What is the purpose of your server?


What randomz said is the best way to do it. Spin up a new server, migrate all the accounts and I’d even migrate webmin settings through “backup configuration” for a seamless transfer.

Alternatively, you can check conversion scripts to simply upgrade your centos 7 to a more current rhel or at least rhel-based distro. This introduces some uncertainties and even though at first everything seems alright, in some cases after some time you notice that something is broken especially if your server runs a lot of different stuff.

Either way, the procedures are not very complicated and they are very well documented. If full server backups are available, use them before attempting the conversion, and if you’re able to spin up a clone for a conversion dry run- even better.

Unless your websites or their extensions are running very old, legacy code like php 5.6 they should still work

Don’t forget to do it one step at a time. Do not be rushed. Document everything.

Many of us have done this before, with different OS (small systems to large) on development and production. So it might look daunting now but it will happen again - it is the nature of IT (fact of life).

I’d advise against it! Only migrate virtual servers (domains/websites) because newer system software versions may have different settings/options. Webmin will also handle those services differently through its configuration files. So, it’s best to set up a new instance, like Rocky 9, and just transfer the websites. That should be more than enough, and fairly a straightforward process.

@ASM2 Read our documentation; it should help. Start with:

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