CentOS 8 Extended Support

Introduction

CentOS 8 extended support from CloudLinux allows you to continue running your CentOS 8 server after the end of CentOS 8 support in December 2021.

CloudLinux provides CentOS 8 extended support through the year 2026.

CentOS 8 extended support from CloudLinux doesn't require migration. You just run an installer script that adds a new repository file. No reboot is necessary.

At the moment CloudLinux provides support for CentOS 8.4. If you need support for other versions, please contact sales@cloudlinux.com.

Installing CentOS 8.4 ELS repository

To install the CentOS 8.4 ELS repository on a server, follow these steps:

  1. Download an installer script:
wget https://repo.cloudlinux.com/el8-els/centos8.4-els/install-centos8.4-els-repo.sh
  1. Run the installer script with keys:
sh install-centos8.4-els-repo.sh --license-key CELS8_4-XXXXXXXXXXXX
  1. The installation script registers the server in the CLN with the key, receives the token and adds the yum-repository with the token.

  2. The script will create the /etc/yum.repos.d/centos8.4-els.repo yum repository config file and add the PGP key.

    • To ensure that installation has been completed successfully, run the following command:
    yum info els-define
    

    It should return the info of an available package.

  3. After this, you will be able to install updates from the repository using a regular yum upgrade command.

Creating a local CenOS 8.4 mirror

We provide an opportunity to create local mirrors of our centos8.4-els repositories.

To obtain the access to the local mirroring, provide your External IP address to your Account Manager or at sales@cloudlinux.com.

Use rsync to create a local mirror.

To create a local mirror of the repository with the centos8.4-els security updates, you need to use rsync://repo.cloudlinux.com/CENTOS84_ELS/.

For example:

rsync  -avSHP --delete rsync://repo.cloudlinux.com/CENTOS84_ELS/

Outbound firewall settings

In order to use ELS for Oracle Linux, you need to open TCP port 443 to the following destinations:

  • cln.cloudlinux.com
  • repo.cloudlinux.com