How to convert RHEL6 to CentOS6

# Remove all the yum metadata from the system
yum clean all

# Make a working directory and go there
mkdir /root/centos
cd /root/centos/

# Check the version and architecture of RHEL 

# currently installed
cat /etc/redhat-release
uname -i

# Download the following 4 RPM files and 1 RPM-GPG-KEY file

# from{VER}/os/{ARCH}/
# In this example, we are converting RHEL 6.1 x86_64. We will 

# use the latest available version of the following packages.


# Import the GPG signing key
rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6

# Remove the following RPMS from the system
rpm -e --nodeps redhat-release-server
rpm -e yum-rhn-plugin rhn-check rhnsd rhn-setup rhn-setup-gnome
# If the second rpm command fails because a package is not installed, 

# remove the name of that package from
# the command line and re-run the command.

# Force install all 4 RPMS in the working directory
rpm -Uvh --force *.rpm

# Do a yum upgrade. It should go to a CentOS download site and ask 

# to upgrade a lot of packages
yum upgrade

# Reboot the system
shutdown -r now