If you are using Oracle® Linux 6, you probably already know that support for release 6 ended in March 2021. You are expected to make a smooth transition to the latest release of Oracle® Linux, release 8, to enjoy ongoing support.
Switching releases is, however, not that simple. Migration requires careful planning. In many cases, simply not practical within the timeframe left by the March 2021 deadline. So what options do you have?
Extended Lifecycle Support is currently available for
CentOS 6, CentOS 8, Oracle Linux 6, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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.
End of life date – December 2021
Extended Lifecycle Support will last until December 2025, keeping end of life Linux systems secure and compliant, giving IT teams more time to make informed migration decisions.
End of life date – April 2021
Save significantly on Ubuntu 16.04 Subscription by choosing Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing Ubuntu 16.04 maintenance.
Put an end to service interruptions and non-compliance caused by system reboots