Oracle® Linux 6 End of Life Extended Lifecycle Support

Plan the migration or upgrade from Oracle® Linux 6 at your own pace and keep the infrastructure protected from the common risks of running the end of life Linux

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?

  • Upgrade to the newest version of Oracle® Linux & face the rapid migration challenges along the way.
  • Secure your infrastructure and upgrade at your own pace with safe, trusted, and easy-to-install Extended Lifecycle Support from TuxCare that will last until March 2025.
  • Do nothing and let unpatched vulnerabilities accumulate.

Eliminate the need to rush into a migration plan full of risks with a
safe, trusted and easy-to-install alternative to vendor 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.
  • 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 $4.25 per Operating System Image, Extended Lifecycle Support is easy on IT budgets. ELS is a sensible way to buy time to migrate.


  • $4.25 Monthly
  • $43.25 Yearly(-15%)

Extended Lifecycle Support for Major
Enterprise Linux Distributions

Extended Lifecycle Support is currently available for
CentOS 6, CentOS 8, Oracle Linux 6, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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 and compliant, giving IT teams more time to make informed migration decisions.

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.

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