CentOS 6 EOL
July 24, 2020

CentOS 6 EOL Is Coming: How to Make Your Plan

Operating Systems

CentOS 6 EOL is coming. So is RHEL 6 EOL. Find out when CentOS 6 EOL and RHEL 6 EOL will happen and start making your plan to get CentOS 6 support today.

When Is CentOS 6 EOL? 

CentOS 6 EOL is November 30, 2020.

When Is RHEL 6 EOL?

RHEL 6 EOL is also November 30, 2020.

What CentOS 6 EOL and RHEL 6 EOL Mean

This means that CentOS 6 and RHEL 6 will no longer receive security updates or bug fixes. This poses a major problem for organizations leveraging CentOS or RHEL. You're left with two viable options: 

  1. Migrate or upgrade from CentOS 6 or RHEL 6 to a supported version (such as CentOS 8).
  2. Explore another support option.

Should You Upgrade From CentOS 6?

Upgrading from CentOS 6 to a supported version is an option. But there isn't much time left before CentOS 6 EOLs. This creates extra risks and extra costs to rush the upgrade.

Considering upgrade from CentOS 6? Get expert advice.

Talk to CentOS 6 Experts

CentOS 6 and RHEL 6 Support Options Post-EOL

Considering your support options for CentOS 6 after it EOLs? Here are your options.

Options For RHEL 6 Support

Red Hat is offering extended lifecycle support for RHEL 6, but it is expensive and somewhat limited in terms of support capabilities. This will leave many organizations’ operating systems open to security vulnerabilities. Is your organization wondering how you should proceed?

Those who are on RHEL 6 have a few options to choose from. Users can either to rush have an upgrade, pay new costs for extended lifecycle support for Red Hat, or they can migrate CentOS 6. One of the benefits of moving to CentOS 6 is the ability to get support beyond the Red Hat technical support.

OpenLogic can even provide roadmaps for future upgrades such as CentOS 8. RHEL 6 EOL is coming soon and it is time to make a plan to ensure your organization isn’t left vulnerable. That is possible with OpenLogic by Perforce. 

Options for CentOS 6 Support

OpenLogic offers similar support with CentOS that Red Hat offers with RHEL, but our team goes beyond the operating system layer and takes an architectural-level approach to tackling challenges. Your team can eliminate vendor costs and lock-in by adopting a truly open model

When you choose OpenLogic for your migration and support of CentOS 6, you receive extended lifetime usability of CentOS-powered solutions as well as architectural minimization of attack vectors. The OpenLogic team provides backporting community-provided patches and software and development guidance beyond CentOS. When you’re looking to upgrade, the team provides a roadmap for future CentOS upgrades, all with guaranteed SLAs for support. 

Plan For CentOS 6 EOL Today

Get expert help planning for CentOS 6 EOL today from the OpenLogic experts.

Our team consists of experienced architects with a minimum of 15 years of experience and expertise working on production applications. We believe in and support the open source community development model, and that is reflected in our contributions to CentOS.

Our team creates and manages the official CentOS images for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. In Azure’s case, OpenLogic creates and maintains Microsoft’s official CentOS image. OpenLogic also supports CentOS on Google Cloud.

With OpenLogic you can trust you'll be working with an experienced architect with a wealth of years of experience solving complex CentOS and many other open source challenges.

Get CentOS 6 Support

OpenLogic provides long-term support for CentOS 6 and RHEL 6, while also helping your team plan and complete a successful upgrade or migration with minimal risk.

If you haven’t upgraded from RHEL or CentOS 6, OpenLogic can help protect your business against the risks.

Connect with our CentOS experts, so we can help determine a course of action that matches your business. 



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