Alibaba Cloud may stop providing technical support for services for a variety of reasons, such as end of service lifecycle, end of third-party support, or evolution of open source projects. We recommend that you stay up-to-date on technical support plans so that you can make informed and timely decisions on whether to update your services or software to general availability (GA) versions. When you use Elastic Compute Service (ECS), pay attention to the lifecycle plans of the operating systems contained in images that you used to create ECS instances. You can visit the official websites of the operating systems to obtain information about their lifecycle plans.

Note When an operating system version reaches its end of life (EOL), Alibaba Cloud stops providing support for ECS instances that run the operating system version.
  • Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 is an operating system provided by Alibaba Cloud. After Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 reaches its EOL, Alibaba Cloud continues to provide technical support for Alibaba Cloud Linux 2 instances.
  • For other third-party commercial and open source operating system images, if the image providers stop providing support or the operating systems reach their EOL, Alibaba Cloud ends its support for the images.
For more information about EOL plans of third-party operating systems, visit the official websites.

EOL plans of Alibaba Cloud Linux

VersionEnd-of-support date
Alibaba Cloud Linux 32031-04-30
Alibaba Cloud Linux 22024-03-31

EOL plans of third-party operating systems

The following tables describe the EOL plans of some third-party operating system versions.
  • Anolis OS
    VersionEnd-of-support date
    Anolis OS 82031-06-30
    Anolis OS 72024-06-30
  • CentOS
    VersionEnd-of-update dateEnd-of-maintenance date
    CentOS Stream 92027-05-312027-05-31
    CentOS Stream 82024-05-312024-05-31
    CentOS 82021-12-312021-12-31
    CentOS 72020-08-062024-06-30
    CentOS 62017-05-102020-11-30
    CentOS 52007-04-122017-03-31
    Note For information about what to do after CentOS Linux reaches EOL, see Options for dealing with CentOS Linux end of life .
  • Debian
    VersionCodenameRelease dateEOLEOL LTSEOL ELTS
    Debian 13TrixieTo be decidedTo be decidedTo be decidedTo be decided
    Debian 12BookwormTo be decidedTo be decidedTo be decidedTo be decided
    Debian 11Bullseye2021-08-142024-072026-06To be decided
    Debian 10Buster2019-07-062022-072024-06To be decided
    Debian 9Stretch2017-06-172020-07-062022-06-30To be decided
    Debian 8Jessie2015-04-252018-06-172020-06-302022-06-30
    Debian 7Wheezy2013-05-042016-04-252018-05-312020-06-30
    Debian 6.0Squeeze2011-02-062014-05-312016-02-29To be decided
    Debian 5.0Lenny2009-02-142012-02-06To be decidedTo be decided
  • Ubuntu
    VersionEnd-of-support date
    Ubuntu 22.04 LTS2027-04
    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS2025-04
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS2023-06
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS2021-04
    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 LTS2019-04
  • Red Hat
    VersionRelease dateEnd date of Full SupportEnd date of Maintenance Support 1End date of Maintenance Support 2End date of Extended LifeLast minor release
    Red Hat 42005-02-142009-03-312011-02-162012-02-292017-03-31Red Hat 4.9
    Red Hat 52007-03-152013-01-082014-01-312017-03-312020-11-30Red Hat 5.11
    Red Hat 62010-11-102016-05-102017-05-102020-11-302024-06-30Red Hat 6.10
    Red Hat 72014-06-102019-08-062020-08-062024-06-30N/ARed Hat 7.9
    Red Hat 7 for ARM2017-11-132020-11-30N/AN/AN/ARed Hat 7.9
    Red Hat 7 (POWER9)2017-11-132020-11-30N/AN/AN/ARed Hat 7.9
    Red Hat 7 for System z (Structure A)2018-04-102020-11-30N/AN/AN/ARed Hat 7.9
    Red Hat 82019-052024-05N/A2029-05To be decidedRed Hat 8.8
    • : During the Full Support phase, Red Hat provides updated installation images for minor releases.
    • : During the Maintenance Support 1 phase, Red Hat may provide at their discretion hardware enablement in minor releases that do not require substantial software changes. No new software features are made available during this phase. During this phase, Red Hat provides at their discretion updated installation images for minor releases only when required due to installer changes.
    • : No features or hardware enablement is released during the Maintenance Support phase of Red Hat 8 or the Maintenance Support 2 phase of Red Hat 6 and Red Hat 7. Red Hat may provide minor releases with updated installation images during this phase.
    • : Red Hat provides limited technical support for products in the Extended Life phase. During this phase, Red Hat does not provide bugfixes, security fixes, hardware enablement, or root cause analyses, but provides support only for existing installations.
    For more information, see Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle.
  • FreeBSD
    VersionRelease dateEnd-of-maintenance date
    FreeBSD 13.02021-04-133 months after FreeBSD 13.1 release
    FreeBSD 12.32021-12-073 months after FreeBSD 12.4 release
    FreeBSD 12.22020-10-272022-03-31
    FreeBSD 12.12019-11-042021-01-31
    FreeBSD 12.02018-12-112020-02-04
    FreeBSD 11.42020-06-162021-09-30
    FreeBSD 11.32019-07-092020-09-30
    FreeBSD 11.22018-06-282019-10-31
    FreeBSD 11.12017-07-262018-09-30
    FreeBSD 11.02016-10-102017-11-30
  • OpenSUSE
    VersionEnd-of-maintenance date
    OpenSUSE 15.32022-11-30
    OpenSUSE 15.22022-01-04
    OpenSUSE 15.12021-02-02
    OpenSUSE 15.02019-12-03
    OpenSUSE 42.32019-07-01
    OpenSUSE 42.22018-01-26
    OpenSUSE 42.12017-05-17
  • SUSE Linux
    VersionRelease dateEnd date of general supportEnd date of Long Term Service Pack Support (LTSS)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 122014-10-272016-06-302019-07-01
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP12015-12-152017-05-312020-05-31
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP22016-11-082018-03-312021-03-31
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP32017-09-072019-06-302022-06-30
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP42018-12-122020-06-302023-06-30
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP52019-12-092024-10-312027-10-31
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 152018-07-162019-12-312022-12-31
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP12019-06-242021-01-312024-06-31
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP22020-07-212021-12-312024-12-31
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP32021-06-226 months after SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 releaseTo be decided
  • Fedora
    VersionEnd-of-maintenance date
    Fedora 362023-05-16
    Fedora 352022-11-15
    Fedora 342022-05-17
    Fedora 332021-11-30
    Fedora 322021-05-25
    Fedora 312020-11-24
    Fedora 302020-05-26
    Fedora 292019-11-26
    Fedora 282019-05-28
    Fedora 272018-11-30
  • Rocky Linux
    VersionRelease dateEnd-of-maintenance date
    Rocky Linux 8.52021-11-142031-11-14
  • AlmaLinux
    VersionRelease dateEnd-of-maintenance date
    AlmaLinux 8.52021-112031-11
  • Fedora CoreOS

    To be decided

  • Windows Server
    VersionEnd-of-update dateEnd-of-maintenance date
    Windows Server 20222026-10-132031-10-14
    Windows Server 2019 Datacenter2024-01-092029-01-09
    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter2022-01-112027-01-12
    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter2018-10-092023-10-10
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter2018-10-192023-10-10
    Windows Server 2008StoppedStopped
    Windows Server 2003StoppedStopped