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VMWare Photon OS is an open source Linux container host optimized for cloud-native applications, cloud platforms, and VMware infrastructure.

Release Released Security Support
4.0 1 year and 11 months ago
(25 Feb 2021)
Ends in 2 years and 5 months
(01 Jul 2025)
3.0 3 years and 11 months ago
(08 Feb 2019)
Ends in 1 year
(01 Feb 2024)
2.0 5 years ago
(01 Nov 2017)
Ended 1 month and 4 weeks ago
(01 Dec 2022)
1.0 6 years ago
(11 Jun 2016)
Ended 11 months ago
(28 Feb 2022)

End-of-Life dates are tentative.

Linux Kernel Version

Photon OS Kernel Version
2.0 4.9
3.0 4.19
4.0 5.10

More information is available on the VMware Photon website.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/os-release

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/photon.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/photon.ics.

This page was last updated on 04 January 2023.