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CineSat on RedHat Enterprise Linux

:GO_RIGHT: CineSat Server Specification V4.16

In accordance with customer hardware upgrade cycles, CineSat will drop support for older RHEL versions by end of 2018. On request, we will offer Extended Lifecycle License for RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.5+ (64-bit) for a limited migration period in 2019.

RedHat Lifecycle

Status RHEL
Version
Release RedHat - End
Production Phase 1
RedHat - End
Production Phase 2
RedHat - End
Production Phase 3
:CS:
End of Support
:STATUSRED: 3.x 2003-10-23 2006-07-20 2007-06-30 2010-10-31 2018-12-31
:STATUSRED: 4.x 2005-02-14 2009-03-31 2011-02-16 2012-02-29 2018-12-31
:STATUSRED: 5.x 2007-03-15 2013-01-08 2014-01-31 2017-03-31 2018-12-31
:STATUSYELLOW: 6.x 2010-11-10 2016-05-10 2017-05-10 2020-11-30 2018-12-31
:STATUSGREEN: 7.x 2014-06-10 2019-Q4 2020-Q4 2024-06-30 2020-12-31 :SUCCESS:
:TOOL: 8.beta 2018-12


RedHat Production Phase 1

In this phase, RedHat will add new functions and optimize hardware support.
:CS: End of this phase also means: no guarantee for further software compatibility of libraries and tools as required for an integrating and networking application like CineSat. Due to community efforts, compatibility will usually work well beyond the life-time of an operating system, but efforts may be significant and no supplier guarantee can be given after RedHat closes its development phase.

RedHat Production Phase 2

RedHat will only add new device drivers (hardware compatibility), if they do not imply major changes.
:CS: End of this phase means: no guarantee that this OS can be installed on latest hardware.

RedHat Production Phase 3

RedHat recommends using only virtualized installation if you want to run it on current hardware.

See also

Wikipedia: Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Product life cycle
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Dates