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Elastic Compute Service:Maintenance support for operating systems

Last Updated:Jun 05, 2024

Alibaba Cloud may no longer provide technical support for specific services for a variety of reasons, such as end of lifecycle (EOL) of services, end of third-party support, or evolution of open source projects. When you use Elastic Compute Service (ECS), take note of the lifecycle plans of the operating systems contained in images that you use to create ECS instances. You can visit the official websites of the operating systems to obtain their lifecycle plans. This helps you update your instances to stable operating system versions at the earliest opportunity.

Note

When an operating system version reaches its EOL, Alibaba Cloud no longer provides support for ECS instances that run the operating system version.

  • Alibaba Cloud Linux is an operating system provided by Alibaba Cloud. After Alibaba Cloud Linux reaches its EOL, Alibaba Cloud continues providing technical support for Alibaba Cloud Linux.

  • For other third-party commercial and open source operating system images, if the image providers no longer provide support or the operating systems reach their EOL, Alibaba Cloud ends support for the images.

For information about EOL plans of third-party operating systems, visit the official websites.

EOL plans of Alibaba Cloud Linux

Version

End-of-support date

Alibaba Cloud Linux 3

2031-04-30

Alibaba Cloud Linux 2

2024-03-31

Important

Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 has reached its EOL. Alibaba Cloud provides one year of extended support free of charge for users that use Alibaba Cloud Linux 2. After the extended support period ends, Alibaba Cloud will no longer provide technical support for Alibaba Cloud Linux 2. We recommend that you upgrade your instances to the latest version of Alibaba Cloud Linux 3 at the earliest opportunity to obtain more operating system features. For more information, see the Upgrade Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 to Alibaba Cloud Linux 3 section of the "EOL extended support plan for Alibaba Cloud Linux 2" topic.

EOL plans of third-party operating systems

The following tables describe the EOL plans of some third-party operating system versions.

  • Anolis OS

    Version

    End-of-support date

    Anolis OS 8

    2031-06-30

    Anolis OS 7

    2024-06-30

  • CentOS

    Version

    Release date

    End-of-support date

    CentOS Stream 9

    2021-12-03

    2027-05-31

    CentOS Stream 8

    2019-09-24

    2024-05-31

    CentOS 8

    2019-09-24

    2021-12-31

    CentOS 7

    2014-07-07

    2024-06-30

    CentOS 6

    2011-11-27

    2020-11-30

    CentOS 5

    2007-04-12

    2017-03-31

    Note
  • Debian

    Version

    Codename

    Release date

    EOL

    EOL LTS

    EOL ELTS

    Debian 13

    Trixie

    To be decided

    To be decided

    To be decided

    To be decided

    Debian 12

    Bookworm

    2023-06-10

    To be decided

    To be decided

    To be decided

    Debian 11

    Bullseye

    2021-08-14

    2024-07

    To be decided

    To be decided

    Debian 10

    Buster

    2019-07-06

    2022-09-10

    2024-06-30

    To be decided

    Debian 9

    Stretch

    2017-06-17

    2020-07-18

    2022-07-01

    2027-06-30

    Debian 8

    Jessie

    2015-04-25

    2018-06-17

    2020-06-30

    2025-06-30

    Debian 7

    Wheezy

    2013-05-04

    2016-04-25

    2018-05-31

    2020-06-30

    Debian 6.0

    Squeeze

    2011-02-06

    2014-05-31

    2016-02-29

    To be decided

    Debian 5.0

    Lenny

    2009-02-14

    2012-02-06

    To be decided

    To be decided

    Note
    • For information about the EOL, EOL Long Term Support (LTS), and EOL Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) of Debian, see Debian Releases.

    • If you want to continue using specific installation packages of Debian 9 or Debian 10 after the EOL of Debian 9 or Debian 10, change the repository addresses. For more information, see How do I change Debian 9 or Debian 10 repository addresses?

  • Ubuntu

    Version

    End-of-support date

    Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

    2029-04

    Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    2027-04

    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    2025-04

    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    2023-06

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    2021-04

    Note

    Although Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has reached the end of standard support, you can still obtain security updates with Extended Security Maintenance. For more information, see Security updates after the end of support and maintenance for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    2019-04

  • Red Hat

    Version

    Release date

    End of Full Support date

    End of Maintenance Support 1 date

    End of Maintenance Support 2 date

    End of Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) date

    Final minor release

    Red Hat 9

    2022-05

    2027-05

    N/A

    2032-05

    2035-05

    Red Hat 9.10

    Red Hat 8

    2019-05

    2024-05

    N/A

    2029-05

    To be decided

    Red Hat 8.8

    Red Hat 7

    2014-06-10

    2019-08-06

    2020-08-06

    2024-06-30

    N/A

    Red Hat 7.9

    Red Hat 6

    2010-11-10

    2016-05-10

    2017-05-10

    2020-11-30

    2024-06-30

    Red Hat 6.10

    Red Hat 5

    2007-03-15

    2013-01-08

    2014-01-31

    2017-03-31

    2020-11-30

    Red Hat 5.11

    Red Hat 4

    2005-02-14

    2009-03-31

    2011-02-16

    2012-02-29

    2017-03-31

    Red Hat 4.9

  • FreeBSD

    Version

    Release date

    End-of-maintenance date

    FreeBSD 13.0

    2021-04-13

    3 months after FreeBSD 13.1 release

    FreeBSD 12.3

    2021-12-07

    3 months after FreeBSD 12.4 release

    FreeBSD 12.2

    2020-10-27

    2022-03-31

    FreeBSD 12.1

    2019-11-04

    2021-01-31

    FreeBSD 12.0

    2018-12-11

    2020-02-04

    FreeBSD 11.4

    2020-06-16

    2021-09-30

    FreeBSD 11.3

    2019-07-09

    2020-09-30

    FreeBSD 11.2

    2018-06-28

    2019-10-31

    FreeBSD 11.1

    2017-07-26

    2018-09-30

    FreeBSD 11.0

    2016-10-10

    2017-11-30

  • openSUSE

    Version

    End-of-maintenance date

    openSUSE 15.3

    2022-11-30

    openSUSE 15.2

    2022-01-04

    openSUSE 15.1

    2021-02-02

    openSUSE 15.0

    2019-12-03

    openSUSE 42.3

    2019-07-01

    openSUSE 42.2

    2018-01-26

    openSUSE 42.1

    2017-05-17

  • SUSE Linux

    Version

    Release date

    End of General Support date

    End of Extended Support date

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3

    2021-06-22

    6 months after SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 release

    To be decided

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2

    2020-07-21

    2021-12-31

    2024-12-31

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

    2019-06-24

    2021-01-31

    2024-06-31

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

    2018-07-16

    2019-12-31

    2022-12-31

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5

    2019-12-09

    2024-10-31

    2027-10-31

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4

    2018-12-12

    2020-06-30

    2023-06-30

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3

    2017-09-07

    2019-06-30

    2022-06-30

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2

    2016-11-08

    2018-03-31

    2021-03-31

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1

    2015-12-15

    2017-05-31

    2020-05-31

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

    2014-10-27

    2016-06-30

    2019-07-01

  • Fedora

    Version

    End-of-maintenance date

    Fedora 40

    2025-05-13

    Fedora 39

    2024-11-12

    Fedora 38

    2024-05-21

    Fedora 37

    2023-12-05

    Fedora 36

    2023-05-16

    Fedora 35

    2022-11-15

    Fedora 34

    2022-05-17

    Fedora 33

    2021-11-30

    Fedora 32

    2021-05-25

    Fedora 31

    2020-11-24

    Fedora 30

    2020-05-26

    Fedora 29

    2019-11-26

    Fedora 28

    2019-05-28

    Fedora 27

    2018-11-30

  • Rocky Linux

    Version

    Release date

    End-of-maintenance date

    Rocky Linux 8.5

    2021-11-14

    2031-11-14

  • AlmaLinux

    Version

    Release date

    End-of-maintenance date

    AlmaLinux 8.5

    2021-11

    2031-11

  • Fedora CoreOS

    To be decided

  • Windows Server

    Version

    End-of-update date

    End-of-maintenance date

    Windows Server 2022

    2026-10-13

    2031-10-14

    Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

    2024-01-09

    2029-01-09

    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

    2022-01-11

    2027-01-12

    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

    2018-10-09

    2023-10-10

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter

    2018-10-19

    2023-10-10

    Windows Server 2008

    Ended

    Ended

    Windows Server 2003

    Ended

    Ended

    Note

    Starting January 14, 2020, Microsoft no longer provide support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Starting October 10, 2023, Microsoft no longer provides support for Windows Server 2012 R2. Alibaba Cloud no longer provides technical support for ECS instances that run the operating systems. If your ECS instances run the operating systems, upgrade to Windows Server 2016 or later at the earliest opportunity.