EOL means “End of Life,” or when a version of a product is no longer supported. The definition of ‘no longer supported’ can range from no longer providing security updates, to no longer fixing bugs.
It is important to prepare to upgrade or migrate to newer versions before they become EOL. Fortunately, CentOS version have very long lifecycles, which gives us plenty of time to plan our major version upgrade paths.
CentOS EOL Dates
- CentOS 5: 31 March 2017
- CentOS 6: 30 November 2020
- CentOS 7: 30 June 2024