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From Paul Angus <>
Subject RE: [PROPOSE] EOL for supported OSes & Hypervisors
Date Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:58:20 GMT
Hi Eric,

This is the type of discussion that I wanted to open - the argument that I see for earlier
dropping of v6 is that - Between May 2018 and q2 2020 RHEL/CentOS 6.x will only receive security
and mission critical updates, meanwhile packages on which we depend or may want to utilise
in the future are been deprecated or not developed for v6.x
Also the testing and development burden on the CloudStack community increases as we try to
maintain backward compatibility while including new versions.

Needing installation documentation for centos 7 is a great point, and something that we need
to address regardless.

Does anyone else have a view, I'd really like to here from a wide range of people.

Kind regards,

Paul Angus

53 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London  WC2N 4HSUK

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Green [] 
Sent: 12 January 2018 17:24
Subject: Re: [PROPOSE] EOL for supported OSes & Hypervisors

Official EOL for Centos 6 / RHEL 6 as declared by Red Hat Software is 11/30/2020. Jumping
the gun a bit there, padme. 

People on Centos 6 should certainly be working on a migration strategy right now, but the
end is not here *yet*. Furthermore, the install documentation is still written for Centos
6 rather than Centos 7. That needs to be fixed before discontinuing support for Centos 6,

> On Jan 12, 2018, at 04:35, Rohit Yadav <> wrote:
> +1 I've updated the page with upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
> After 4.11, I think 4.12 (assuming releases by mid of 2018) should remove "declared"
(they might still work with 4.12+ but in docs and by project we should officially support
them) support for following:
> a. Hypervisor:
> XenServer - 6.2, 6.5,
> KVM - CentOS6, RHEL6, Ubuntu12.04 (I think this is already removed, packages don't work
I think?)
> vSphere/Vmware - 4.x, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5
> b. Remove packaging for CentOS6.x, RHEL 6.x (the el6 packages), and Ubuntu 12.04 (any
non-systemd debian distro).
> Thoughts, comments?

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