Server Operating System Support Lifecycle

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This guide defines the lifecycle of our support for different server operating systems supported by the Infrastructure Services (IS) team. It is intended to explain an OS's support timeframe from testing status to the end of life (EOL). We also incorporate new operating system versions as the vendors announce them.

Infrastructure Services OS Support Statuses

Testing: Infrastructure Services does not yet fully support this platform.

Containment: IS currently supports this platform, but no new machines will be built with this platform unless explicitly requested. Platforms in containment will receive security updates and patches for the supported software components.

Phasing Out: IS is actively working to migrate assets away from this platform. Platforms automatically enter this status 6 months before the IS End of Support Date. Platforms may be placed in this status before that time.

EOL: This platform is no longer supported by IS. Software support will be dropped from any asset running this platform. Other levels of support may be dropped as circumstances warrant. A valid reason is required to maintain an asset running this platform past the End of IS Support date. All exceptions must be logged and periodically reviewed.


Support Lifecycle Guide

As of: 20 Jan 2023

Operating System Support Status Vendor Release Date Start of Support No New Deployments Latest Vendor EOL Date
Windows Server 2022 Active (Default) 8/18/2021 1/1/2023 2/14/2031 10/14/2031
Windows Server 2019 Active 11/13/2018 1/1/2019 1/9/2028 1/9/2029
Windows Server 2016 Containment 9/26/2016 1/1/2017 1/11/2026 1/11/2027
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Phasing Out 9/4/2012 1/1/2013 10/10/2022 10/10/2023
Windows 2008/2008 R2 EOL 2/27/2008 6/1/2008 1/14/2019 1/14/2020
Linux Redhat 9 Testing 5/18/2022 TBD TBD 5/31/2032
Linux Redhat 8 Active (Default) 5/7/2019 5/7/2019 5/31/2028 5/31/2029
Linux Redhat 7 Containment 6/10/2014 6/10/2014 6/30/2023 6/30/2024
Linux Redhat 6 EOL 11/10/2010 11/10/2010 11/30/2019 11/30/2020



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