How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04.4 Server Edition to 16.04.1

Hello,

This is just a short and sweet guide to showcase how easy it can be (bugs aside) to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS.

There is a simple command built into Ubuntu to upgrade to the next major release version easily. This command for the upgrade tool is:

sudo do-release-upgrade

This will start the upgrade tool. It will check to see if a new release upgrade version is available and then prompt you to upgrade.

16.04.1 just released this week and now this upgrade path is finally available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users.

Enjoy!