End Dates for CentOS Linux 7 and CentOS Stream 8
The CentOS Project issued an important notice regarding the end dates for CentOS Linux 7 and CentOS Stream 8, urging users and administrators to start planning their migration since there is a little over a year left.
CentOS Linux 7 will reach its end-of-life on June 30th, 2024, while CentOS Stream 8 will stop producing new builds after May 31st, 2024.
CentOS Linux 7: End of Life
The maintenance support for RHEL 7 will end on June 30, 2024. As a result, CentOS Linux 7 will no longer receive any updates after this date. In order to remain within the RHEL ecosystem, you will need to make a decision about whether to transition to an RHEL 8 or RHEL9-based distribution. To make the right decision for your systems, it is advisable to carefully review the RHEL Lifecycle as well as the considerations for RHEL8 and RHEL9.
After June 30, 2024, the packages will be available as archived versions on vault.centos.org. If you are unable to migrate your system before this date, you can purchase our Extended Lifecycle Support subscription.
Extended Lifecycle Support
CentOS 7 is currently supporting millions of workloads and is still functioning well. While there won’t be any new features for CentOS 7, it still serves its purpose. However, it is important to note that there will be no more security updates after June 2024, which could pose a significant problem.
Fortunately, TuxCare has come up with a solution to this issue by providing security patches for CentOS 6, 7, and 8. They have been offering extended lifecycle support for CentOS Linux since November 2020 and are ready to make the end-of-life transition for CentOS 7 smooth and stress-free.
Tuxcare has already been providing support for over 100,000 Linux nodes and extended support for CentOS 8 for 4 years in December 2021. The same extension service of 4 years will also be provided for CentOS 7 in 2024, showing their long-term commitment to their clients.
The sources for this article include a story from centos.org.