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CentOS 6 End of Life - Jetstream Image Library

Posted by Jeremy Fischer on 11/10/2020 00:45 UTC

Greetings,

CentOS 6 goes end of life on November 30, 2020. Per Jetstream Policies and Best Practices 12:

As operating systems near the end of their supported life cycles, they will be removed from Featured Images. In addition, custom images based on those operating systems will no longer be supported on Atmosphere. You may be notified that you must migrate your workflows to a newer version of the operating system you’re using. Security policies noted above require that any operating system that is no longer receiving timely security patching may not remain in service on IU or TACC networks.

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On November 30, 2020, we will be removing the CentOS 6 Atmosphere and API featured images from the catalog. While running instances built on CentOS 6 will continue to operate, we highly recommend that you rebuild your workflow on CentOS 7 or CentOS 8 to remain within security compliance.

If you have questions or concerns about CentOS 6 and how it might impact your Jetstream usage, please contact help@xsede.org.

Thank you,
Jetstream User Support

1 https://wiki.centos.org/About/Product
2 http://wiki.jetstream-cloud.org/Policies+and+Best+Practices