hostnamectl is the most convenient way on how to find the version of Redhat Linux installed. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation users can also retrieve Redhat Linux from graphical user interface.
For more detailed options visit our guide on how to check RHEL version.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to find Redhat Linux version from GUI.
- How to find Redhat Linux version from command line.
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Red Hat Enterprise Linux|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
How to find the version of Redhat Linux installed from command line step by step instructions
- Open terminal or TTY console and login either as a regular user or administrator.
hostnamectlcommand and press ENTER:
# hostnamectl Static hostname: localhost.localdomain Transient hostname: rhel8 Icon name: computer-vm Chassis: vm Machine ID: cedfcca06f78400cb71c32d2e28e34c3 Boot ID: 3188b99e85884d7e8aecbc4df8a50c2c Virtualization: oracle Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Beta (Ootpa) CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8.0:beta Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-32.el8.x86_64 Architecture: x86-64
How to find the version of Redhat Linux installed from GUI step by step instructions
- Click on
Activitiesmenu and search for the string
- Find the version of Redhat Linux installed