Chapter 1. Support policy for OpenJDK

Red Hat will support select major versions of OpenJDK in its products. For consistency, these versions will be the same ones that Oracle designates 'LTS' for the Oracle JDK.

A major version of OpenJDK will be supported for a minimum of six years from the time it is first introduced.

OpenJDK 11 is supported on Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux until October 2024.


RHEL 6 has reached the end of life in November 2020. Due to this, OpenJDK is not supporting RHEL 6 as a supporting configuration.

For more information, see the OpenJDK Life Cycle and Support Policy.