RHEL 6 end of maintenance

What do I need to know

After this date, the following changes take effect:

  • RHEL 6 images will still be available but will be marked as deprecated.
  • For your existing PAYG RHEL 6 license based VMs, limited technical support is available through Google Cloud.

What do I need to do

  1. Review the operating system lifecycle and support policy.
  2. If you need to create VMs that use these RHEL 6 images after the end of maintenance date, make copies of the images that are available in your projects.

  3. Plan and migrate your workloads and applications to RHEL 8. Or, if you want to continue using RHEL 6, see Appending RHEL 6 ELS licenses.

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