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Release Released Active Support Security Support Latest
RHEL 9 (Upcoming ELS) 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(17 May 2022)
Ends in 4 years and 5 months
(31 May 2027)
Ends in 9 years
(31 May 2032)
9.1
(15 Nov 2022)
RHEL 8 (Upcoming ELS) 3 years and 7 months ago
(07 May 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 5 months
(31 May 2024)
Ends in 6 years
(31 May 2029)
8.7
(09 Nov 2022)
RHEL 7 (Upcoming ELS) 8 years and 12 months ago
(11 Dec 2013)
Ended 2 years and 11 months ago
(31 Dec 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 6 months
(30 Jun 2024)
7.9
(29 Sep 2020)
RHEL 6 (ELS) 12 years ago
(09 Nov 2010)
Ended 6 years ago
(10 May 2016)
Ended 2 years ago
(30 Nov 2020)
6.10
RHEL 5 (ELS) 15 years ago
(15 Mar 2007)
Ended 9 years ago
(08 Jan 2013)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(31 Mar 2017)
5.11
RHEL 4 17 years ago
(15 Feb 2005)
Ended 13 years ago
(31 Mar 2009)
Ended 10 years ago
(29 Feb 2012)
4.9

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat for the commercial market.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 each deliver ten years of support in Full Support, Maintenance Support 1 and Maintenance Support 2 Phases followed by an Extended Life Phase. In addition, for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, customers may purchase annual Add-on subscriptions called Extended Life-cycle Support (ELS) to extend limited subscription services beyond the Maintenance Support 2 Phase.

With the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 8, Red Hat is simplifying the RHEL product phases from four to three: Full Support, Maintenance Support, and Extended Life Phase.

The Security Support dates in the above table use “Maintenance Support” as the end of security support.

More information is available on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.


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