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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Dates

Updated 2014-10-23T14:36:29+00:00

The tables below list the major and minor Red Hat Enterprise Linux updates, their release dates, and the kernel versions that shipped with them.

Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle Policy for details on the life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.

To find your Red Hat Enterprise Linux release please:

cat /etc/redhat-release

To find your kernel version please:

uname -a

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Release/Update General Availability Date redhat-release Errata Date* Kernel Version
RHEL 7 Update 1 TBA TBA TBA
RHEL 7 GA 2014-06-09 - 3.10.0-123
RHEL 7 RC 2014-04-23 - 3.10.0-121
RHEL 7 Beta 2013-12-11 - 3.10.0-54.0.1

Codename: Maipo (based on a mix of Fedora 19, Fedora 20, and several modifications)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Release/Update General Availability Date redhat-release Errata Date* Kernel Version
RHEL 6 Update 7 TBA TBA TBA
RHEL 6 Update 6 2014-10-14 2014-10-13 RHEA-2014:1608 2.6.32-504
RHEL 6 Update 5 2013-11-21 2013-11-20 RHSA-2013:1645-2 2.6.32-431
RHEL 6 Update 4 2013-02-21 2013-02-21 RHSA-2013-0496 2.6.32-358
RHEL 6 Update 3 2012-06-20 2012-06-19 RHSA-2012-0862 2.6.32-279
RHEL 6 Update 2 2011-12-06 2011-12-06 RHEA-2011:1743 2.6.32-220
RHEL 6 Update 1 2011-05-19 2011-05-19 RHEA-2011:0540 2.6.32-131.0.15
RHEL 6 GA 2010-11-09 - 2.6.32-71

Codename: Santiago (based on a mix of Fedora 12, Fedora 13, and several modifications)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Release/Update General Availability Date redhat-release Errata Date* Kernel Version
RHEL 5 Update 11 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 RHEA-2014-1238 2.6.18-398
RHEL 5 Update 10 2013-10-01 2013-09-30 RHEA-2013-1311 2.6.18-371
RHEL 5 Update 9 2013-01-07 2013-01-07 RHEA-2013-0021 2.6.18-348
RHEL 5 Update 8 2012-02-20 2012-02-20 RHEA-2012:0315 2.6.18-308
RHEL 5 Update 7 2011-07-21 2011-07-20 RHEA-2011:0977 2.6.18-274
RHEL 5 Update 6 2011-01-13 2011-01-12 RHEA-2011:0020 2.6.18-238
RHEL 5 Update 5 2010-03-30 2010-03-30 RHEA-2010:0207 2.6.18-194
RHEL 5 Update 4 2009-09-02 2009-09-02 RHEA-2009:1400 2.6.18-164
RHEL 5 Update 3 2009-01-20 2009-01-20 RHEA-2009:0133 2.6.18-128
RHEL 5 Update 2 2008-05-21 2008-05-20 RHEA-2008:0436 2.6.18-92
RHEL 5 Update 1 2007-11-07 2007-11-07 RHEA-2007:0854 2.6.18-53
RHEL 5 GA 2007-03-15 - 2.6.18-8

Codename: Tikanga (based on Fedora Core 6)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Release/Update General Availability Date redhat-release Errata Date* Kernel Version
RHEL 4 Update 9 2011-02-16 2011-02-16 RHEA-2011:0251 2.6.9-100
RHEL 4 Update 8 2009-05-19 2009-05-18 RHEA-2009:1002 2.6.9-89
RHEL 4 Update 7 2008-07-29 2008-07-24 RHEA-2008:0769 2.6.9-78
RHEL 4 Update 6 2007-11-15 2007-11-15 RHBA-2007:0897 2.6.9-67
RHEL 4 Update 5 2007-05-01 2007-04-27 RHBA-2007:0196 2.6.9-55
RHEL 4 Update 4 2006-08-10 2006-08-10 RHBA-2006:0601 2.6.9-42
RHEL 4 Update 3 2006-03-12 2006-03-07 RHBA-2006:0149 2.6.9-34
RHEL 4 Update 2 2005-10-05 2005-10-05 RHEA-2005:786 2.6.9-22
RHEL 4 Update 1 2005-06-08 2005-06-08 RHEA-2005:318 2.6.9-11
RHEL 4 GA 2005-02-15 - 2.6.9-5

Codename: Nahant (based on Fedora Core 3)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

Release/Update General Availability Date Kernel Version
RHEL 3 Update 9 2007-06-20 2.4.21-50
RHEL 3 Update 8 2006-07-20 2.4.21-47
RHEL 3 Update 7 2006-03-17 2.4.21-40
RHEL 3 Update 6 2005-09-28 2.4.21-37
RHEL 3 Update 5 2005-05-18 2.4.21-32
RHEL 3 Update 4 2004-12-12 2.4.21-27
RHEL 3 Update 3 2004-09-03 2.4.21-20
RHEL 3 Update 2 2004-05-12 2.4.21-15
RHEL 3 Update 1 2004-01-16 2.4.21-9
RHEL 3 GA 2003-10-22 2.4.21-4

Codename: Taroon (based on Red Hat Linux 9)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

Release/Update General Availability Date Kernel Version
RHEL 2.1 Update 7 2005-04-28 -
RHEL 2.1 Update 6 2004-12-13 2.4.9-e.57
RHEL 2.1 Update 5 2004-08-18 2.4.9-e.49
RHEL 2.1 Update 4 2004-04-21 2.4.9-e.40
RHEL 2.1 Update 3 2004-12-19 2.4.9-e.34
RHEL 2.1 Update 2 2003-03-29 2.4.9-e.24
RHEL 2.1 Update 1 2003-02-14 2.4.9-e.12
RHEL 2.1 GA 2002-03-23 2.4.9-e.3

Codename: Pensacola (AS) / Panama (ES) (based on Red Hat Linux 7.2)

* Helpful when cloning channels in Satellite for a minor version plus all errata prior to the next minor release using spacewalk-clone-by-date or the webUI.