RHSA-2017:0340 - Security Advisory
Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 One-Month Retirement Notice
Security Advisory: Low
This is the One-Month notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5. This notification applies only to those customers subscribed to the
channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, support
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will be retired on March 31, 2017, at the end of
Production Phase 3. Until that date, customers will continue to receive Critical
impact security patches and selected Urgent priority bug fixes for RHEL 5.11
(the final RHEL 5 release). On that date, active support included with your RHEL
Premium or Standard subscription will conclude. This means that customers will
continue to have access to all previously released content. In addition, limited
technical support will be available through Red Hat's Global Support Services as
described in the Knowledge Base article available at
https://access.redhat.com/articles/64664 (under "non-current minor release").
However, we recognize that some customers will wish to remain on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 even after the March 31, 2017 retirement date. To meet this
customer requirement, Red Hat will offer customers the option to purchase the
Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On as an annually renewable subscription.
This ELS Add-On provides customers with up to an additional three and a half
(3.5) years of Critical impact security fixes and selected Urgent priority bug
fixes for RHEL 5.11. RHEL 5 ELS coverage will conclude on November 30, 2020.
To enjoy even more comprehensive product support, we encourage customers to
migrate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to a more recent version. As a benefit
of the Red Hat subscription, customers may use their active subscriptions to
entitle any system on any currently supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
Instructions for migrating from RHEL 5 to RHEL7 are available at
https://access.redhat.com/articles/1211223. Red Hat also offers a Pre-upgrade
Assistant tool to aid with the migration of RHEL 5 systems to RHEL 7. For more
information about this tool, please see
Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life cycle can be found here:
This advisory contains an updated redhat-release package, that provides a copy
of this end of life notice in the "/usr/share/doc/" directory.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 5 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 5 ppc
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 5