Today I will tell you a little story, that of good Redhat6 and Pandora FMS, a relationship that endured, on favorable terms, everything it had to endure, but finally fell apart. Calm down, they still will stay as friends.

Pandora FMS stops supporting RedHat6 this 2022

Redhat6 was once the generation of Red Hat’s complete set of operating systems, designed for mission-critical enterprise computing and certified by leading enterprise software and hardware providers. Many systems were based on Rhel6. Among them we highlight CentOS, which in its day, was a derivation, a kind of free clone of Redhat, with the same life cycle.

As many of us know, CentOS 6 reached the end of its official life cycle, on November 30th, 2020, so it is a system that has been obsolete for more than a year. However, we, Pandora FMS, have maintained a year of extended support (2021) for these systems to make transition and migration from CentOS 6-based systems to systems based on CentOS 7 or the latest RedHat 8 easier. But this is over by 2022.

The Future of RedHat

What will happen now? Well, let’s talk about RedHat Enterprise Linux 8. Because the most cutting-edge IT is hybrid IT. And in order to transform a system into a hybrid environment, from data centers to Cloud services, certain formalities are needed. Like an adaptable scalability. Seamless workload transfer. Application development… And, of course, RedHat already has an operating system that meets all these requirements, the path to its future is RedHat 8. Cutting-edge technology that adapts to businesses and has the essential features, “from container tools to compatibility with graphic processing units”, to launch tomorrow’s technology today.

Some alternatives to CentOS

Are there any alternatives for team administrators who already moved on? Well, we have some candidates and we know them well because we support them.

  • RHEL for Open Source Infrastructure: RedHat itself launched this alternative to the community so that no one would sigh for the death of CentOS, even so we are facing a clone of RHEL.
  • Rocky Linux: It was developed by Greg Kurtzer and named after Rocky McGough. During its first 12 hours of life online, it was downloaded 10,000 times.
  • AlmaLinux: Although now managed by its own foundation, AlmaLinux was launched in its day by those responsible for CloudLinux. Since its inception it was claimed by many as the best positioned successor to CentOS, now its version 8.5 is the proposed exact copy of RHEL 8.5.

If you have to monitor more than 100 devices, you may also enjoy a Pandora FMS Enterprise FREE 30-day TRIAL. Cloud or On-Premise installation, you choose!! Get it here.

Finally, remember that if you have a reduced number of devices to monitor, you may use Pandora FMS OpenSource version. Find more information here. Don’t hesitate to send us your questions. Pandora FMS team will be happy to help you!

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