Extended maintenance for your Red Hat Enterprise Linux migration
Red Hat understands the importance of life-cycle planning for our customers, partners, ISVs, and the entire Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem. Enterprises deploying open source software in production need assurances that their chosen platform has clearly defined security and support over the life cycle of the operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions offer clearly communicated life-cycle strategy and guidance, allowing organizations to plan and execute operating system transitions that meet the needs of their applications and their business.2
While the latest innovations are always available in the most recent Red Hat releases, it is not always possible or desirable for organizations to update to the latest versions. In response, Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 each deliver 10 years of support, with that support broken down into Full Support and Maintenance Support phases depending on the operating system version (Figure 1).3 The optional ELS Add-On subscription provides additional support during the Extended Life Phase to extend limited support services beyond the 10-year point in the operating system life cycle.