THIS POST WAS UPDATED APRIL 2020 and will be updated again in July August of 2020 with input from Red Hat
NOTE: RHEL 6.10 End of Maintenance Support II = Nov 30, 2020
- BE AWARE that **you CAN still buy Extended Lifecycle support, however, why not go to a supported version? But if you have to, it is there.
- Please see relevant comments from both Thomas Jones and also Red Hatter Jamie Bainbridge
See this link by Jamie Bainbridge of Red Hat:
- See this documented on the RHEL lifecycle page.
Red-Hat-Linux-VERSION-6.10 is reaching the end of Maintenance Support II on Nov 30, 2020
If you are running RHEL 6.9 or below, that is not even supported unless you purchase Extended Lifecycle Support.
ABOVE this line is on the topic of Red Hat Linux
BELOW this line is IS FOR CENTOS ONLY.
This reminder is a shameless borrow of this post from the CentOS forums
Don't delay, get migrating today
Please note that CentOS 6 now has less than one year of the end of Maintenance Support II left before Maintenance Support II ends, and the only way to acquire updates after November 2020 is through extended support. The countdown has begun and you should plan to either upgrade/replace your systems with a supported Operating System, or buy extended support or decommission your CentOS 6 machines before that date.
It should be noted that, unlike RHEL, there is no extended support option for CentOS. Once RHEL 6 exceeds Maintenance Support II at the end of November 2020, there will be no further updates for CentOS 6 at all.
"Any subscriber to ELS is entitled to the source code for the packages which are distributed to them. The SRPMs are available via the Customer Portal, via the yum package manager, or via Satellite/Proxy/etc download of the ELS channel. Theoretically, someone could get the RHEL ELS package source and rebuild it without branding just like CentOS do, with the aim of providing an "even longer life" repo for CentOS. However, nobody in the EL community has done this afaik."
Those using CentOS 6 and requiring more than 1 year of the end of Maintenance Support II are encouraged to investigate the RH extended support program although that will require a migration to RHEL 6 as it does not apply to CentOS 6.