Version Released Active Support Security Support
RHEL 8 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(01 May 2019)
Ends in 4 years and 6 months
(31 May 2024)
Yes
RHEL 7 5 years ago
(10 Jun 2014)
Ends in 1 month and 1 week
(31 Dec 2019)
Yes
RHEL 6 9 years ago
(10 Nov 2010)
Ended 3 years and 6 months ago
(10 May 2016)
Ends in 4 years and 7 months
(30 Jun 2024)
RHEL 5 12 years ago
(15 Mar 2007)
Ended 6 years and 10 months ago
(08 Jan 2013)
Ends in 1 year
(30 Nov 2020)
RHEL 4 14 years ago
(14 Feb 2005)
Ended 10 years ago
(31 Mar 2009)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(31 Mar 2017)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, and 7 each deliver ten years of support (unless otherwise noted below under Exceptions) 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.

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


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