Extended Lifecycle Support services

Eliminate Security Vulnerabilities While
Running End-of-Life Linux

Eliminate Security Vulnerabilities Compliance Risks Reliability Issues While Running End-of-Life Linux

What is included in Extended Lifecycle Support?

Patches available soon after CVEs go public

The TuxCare team is famous for quickly delivering patches for critical CVEs right after the CVE goes public.

Easy setup, no migration required

Run a single script. No reboot is necessary, never interrupt your operations. Simply sync to a new repository file.

Kernel and critical package updates

Any Extended Lifecycle Support subscription includes regular kernel updates plus updates for critical packages including Apache, PHP, MySQL, Glibc, OpenSSL/SSH. View the full list of supported packages

Years of support

Extended Lifecycle Support by TuxCare lasts 4 years beyond EOL dates at a minimum. It gives you ample time to migrate.

Patches available soon after CVEs go public

The TuxCare team is famous for quickly delivering patches for critical CVEs right after the CVE goes public.

Easy setup, no migration required

Run a single script. No reboot is necessary, never interrupt your operations. Simply sync to a new repository file.

Kernel and critical package updates

Any Extended Lifecycle Support subscription includes regular kernel updates plus updates for critical packages including Apache, PHP, MySQL, Glibc, OpenSSL/SSH. View the full list of supported packages

Years of support

Extended Lifecycle Support by TuxCare lasts 4 years beyond EOL dates at a minimum. It gives you ample time to migrate.

Attractive pricing

Starting at $3.50 per server, Extended Lifecycle Support is easy on IT budgets. ELS is a sensible way to buy time to migrate.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Major Enterprise Linux Distributions past the EOL Date

Extended Lifecycle Support is currently available for CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6
and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Support for Debian is under development.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 6

End-of-life Date – November 2020
Extended Lifecycle Support will last until November 2024, giving you enough time to switch your server fleet to an alternative distribution or upgrade to the newest version of your favourite Linux flavor.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 8

End-of-life Date – December 2021
Extended Lifecycle Support will last until December 2025, keeping end-of-life Linux systems secure & compliant & giving IT teams more time to make informed migration decisions.
The billing cycle starts on January 1st, 2022

EXTENDED LIFECYCLE- SUPPORT FOR ORACLE ENTERPRISE LINUX 6

End-of-life Date – March 2021 Extended Lifecycle Support will last until March 2025. Save significantly on Oracle’s Linux Subscription by choosing Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing Oracle Linux 6 maintenance.

EXTENDED LIFECYCLE SUPPORT FOR UBUNTU 16.04

End-of-life Date – April 2021 Save significantly on Ubuntu 16.04 Subscription by choosing Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing Ubuntu 16.04 maintenance.

Compare Extended Lifecycle Support services from TuxCare with other vendors

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Only supports Oracle Linux.

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Extended Lifecycle Support by CloudLinux

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Oracle Lifetime sustaining support

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Extended Security Maintenance by Canonical

Pricing

Maintaining end-of-life software can be expensive, but TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support service for CentOS 6 is at least 20X less expensive than vendor support.

Starting at

$4.25

Operating System Image a month

Volume discounts apply from 1k+ OSIs *
OSI - Operating System Image, including physical device, virtual machine or a public cloud instance.
* OSI - Operating System Image, including physical device, virtual machine or a public cloud instance

Frequently Asked
Questions

Extended Lifecycle Support service varies depending on the Linux OS that you are covering with extended support. Commonly you can expect Extended Lifecycle Support to last for at least three years – for example, at the time of writing, our CentOS® 6 Extended Lifecycle Support support lasts until November 2024, Oracle® Linux 6 Extended Lifecycle Support lasts until March 2025 and Ubuntu® 16.04 LTS support from TuxCare lasts until April 2025.
No. You are not migrating your operating system or making any substantive changes to the way your workload is handled. Enabling Extended Lifecycle Support Service from TuxCare involves a simple change in the location of repositories. There is no downtime and no need to restart your servers. Activating TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support will not degrade your server performance, or disrupt your operations.

Applying TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support requires running a single command that changes the location of key repositories. More can be found in the Extended Lifecycle Support documentation.

Extended Lifecycle Support Service by TuxCare includes updates to the kernel and other critical packages such as glibc, openssh, openssl, and zlib. httpd, mysql, php. Userspace packages will also be supported. Other supported packages include: acl, acpid, at, attr, audit, authconfig, basesystem, bash, bc, blktrace, bridge-utils, busybox, bzip2, crash, cyrus-imapd, cyrus-sasl, db4-utils, device-mapper, dhclient, dhcpv6, dmidecode, dos2unix, dovecot, ed, gcc, gd, gdb, glib2, groff, info, Iptstate, logrotate, lslk, lvm2, makedev, nfs4-acl-tools, nfs-utils, nspr, ntp, opensp, pam, perl, procmail, procps, python, rcs, rds-tools, rhnlib, rsync, rsyslog, setroubleshoot, setserial, setup, sos, stunnel, tzdata, vim, wget, yum-metadata-parser, yum-rhn-plugin.

Stop taking risks with an unsupported OS.

Migrating is always challenging, but unpatched OS vulnerabilities can lead to an expensive breach. Don’t wait. Take control of your OS upgrade strategy with Extended Lifecycle Support from TuxCare.

Protect your servers and sign up for Extended Lifecycle Support right now.

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