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This table contains the End of Life (EOL) dates for the different BoKS versions and Operating System versions they are supported on.

Key
N/S Not supported
TBD To be decided
    Supported
    End of Support (unless separate agreement applies)

 

BoKS Manager Version

6.6.2

6.7

7.0

7.1

7.2

 

End of Support

December 31, 2019

May 31, 2022

May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

December 31, 2023

OS End of Standard Support
AIX 5.3 April 30, 2012 N/S N/S N/S N/S April 30, 2012
AIX 6.1 April 30, 2017 April 30, 2017 April 30, 2017 April 30, 2017 N/S April 30, 2017

AIX 7.1

December 31, 2019

May 31, 2022

May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 TBD
VIOS 2.2.5 on Power* N/S September 30, 2019 (est) September 30, 2019 (est) September 30, 2019 (est) N/S September 30, 2019 (est)
VIOS 2.2.6 on Power* N/S September 30, 2020 (est) May 31, 2020 (est) May 31, 2020 (est) N/S September 30, 2020 (est)
VIOS 3.1.0 on Power* N/S N/S N/S N/S

November 30, 2021 (est)

November 30, 2021 (est)
CentOS 6 N/S November 30, 2020 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020
CentOS 7 N/S May 31, 2022 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 June 30, 2024
Debian 7 N/S May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 N/S May 31, 2018
Debian 8 N/S N/S May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
Debian 9 N/S N/S N/S May 31, 2020 June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
HPE Linux 8 N/S N/S N/S TBD N/S TBD
HPUX 11.11 PA-RISC December 31, 2015 December 31, 2015 N/S N/S N/S December 31, 2015
HPUX 11.21 December 31, 2015 December 31, 2015 N/S N/S N/S December 31, 2015
HPUX 11.31 itanium December 31, 2019 May 31, 2022 N/S May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 TBD
HPUX 11.31 PA-RISC December 31, 2019 May 31, 2022 N/S N/S N/S TBD
Oracle EL 5 December 31, 2019

June 26, 2020

N/S N/S N/S June 26, 2020
Oracle EL 6 N/S November 30, 2020 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020
Oracle EL 7 N/S May 31, 2022 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 June 30, 2024
Oracle Solaris 9 intel / SPARC October 31, 2014 N/S N/S N/S N/S October 31, 2014
Oracle Solaris 10 intel / SPARC December 31, 2019 January 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 January 31, 2021 January 31, 2021
Oracle Solaris 11 intel / SPARC N/S May 31, 2022 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 November 30, 2024
Red Hat 5 x64/x86 March 31, 2017 March 31, 2017 N/S N/S N/S March 31, 2017

Red Hat 6 x64

December 31, 2019 November 30, 2020 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020

Red Hat 6 x86, zSeries

December 31, 2019 November 30, 2020 N/S N/S N/S November 30, 2020
Red Hat 7 x64/x86 N/S May 31, 2022 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 June 30, 2024
Red Hat 7 ppc LE N/S N/S May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 June 30, 2024
Red Hat 8 x64/x86 N/S N/S N/S N/S December 31, 2023 May 31, 2029
Red Hat 8 ppc LE N/S N/S N/S N/S December 31, 2023 May 31, 2029
SUSE 10 x64/x86 July 31, 2013 N/S N/S N/S N/S July 31, 2013
SUSE 11 x64 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019
SUSE 11 x86 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 N/S N/S N/S March 31, 2019
SUSE 11 zSeries N/S March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 N/S March 31, 2019
SUSE 12 x64, zSeries N/S N/S May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 December 31, 2023 October 31, 2024
Ubuntu 12.04 N/S April 30, 2017 N/S N/S N/S April 30, 2017
Ubuntu 14.04 N/S N/S April 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 April 30, 2019
Ubuntu 16.04 N/S N/S N/S May 31, 2020 April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021
Ubuntu 18.04 N/S N/S N/S N/S April 30, 2023 April 30, 2023

* VIOS 2.x is based on IBM AIX 6.1, and for VIOS 2.x systems the BoKS package for AIX 6.1 should be used. HelpSystems supports the underlying base OS, but has not obtained VIOS certification from IBM or tested VIOS-specific characteristics.

VIOS 3.x is based on IBM AIX 7.1, and for VIOS 3.x systems the BoKS package for AIX 7.1 should be used. HelpSystems supports the underlying base OS, but has not obtained VIOS certification from IBM.


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Last Modified On: September 23, 2019