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Release Schedule Image Gantt Chart for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Version Released Active Support Security Support
RHEL 8 3 years ago
(01 May 2019)
Ends in 2 years
(31 May 2024)
Ends in 7 years
(31 May 2029)
RHEL 7 7 years and 11 months ago
(10 Jun 2014)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(31 Dec 2019)
Ends in 2 years
(30 Jun 2024)
RHEL 6 11 years ago
(10 Nov 2010)
Ended 6 years ago
(10 May 2016)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(30 Nov 2020)
RHEL 5 15 years ago
(15 Mar 2007)
Ended 9 years ago
(08 Jan 2013)
Ended 5 years ago
(31 Mar 2017)
RHEL 4 17 years ago
(14 Feb 2005)
Ended 13 years ago
(31 Mar 2009)
Ended 10 years ago
(29 Feb 2012)

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.

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


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