Oracle Linux 6 Extended Support

Introduction

Oracle Linux 6 extended support from CloudLinux allows you to continue running your Oracle Linux 6 server after the end of Oracle Linux 6 support in March 2021.

CloudLinux provides Oracle Linux 6 extended support through the year 2025.

Oracle Linux 6 extended support from CloudLinux doesn't require migration. You just run an installer script that adds a new repository file. No reboot is necessary.

Installing Oracle Linux 6 ELS repository

To install the Oracle Linux 6 ELS repository on a server, follow these steps:

  1. Download an installer script:
wget https://repo.cloudlinux.com/oraclelinux6-els/install-oraclelinux-els-repo.py
  1. Run the installer script with one of the trial keys:
python install-oraclelinux-els-repo.py --license-key XXX-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/oraclelinux-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 curl | grep els
    

    It should return the release of an available package and ELS repo.

    Release     : 55.el6.cloudlinux.ol.els6
    Repo        : oraclelinux6-els
    
  3. After this, you will be able to install updates from the repository using a regular yum upgrade command.

Creating a local Oracle Linux mirror

We provide an opportunity to create local mirrors of our oraclelinux6-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 oraclelinux6-els security updates, you need to use rsync://repo.cloudlinux.com/ORALINUX6ELS/.

For example:

rsync  -avSHP --delete rsync://repo.cloudlinux.com/ORALINUX6ELS/

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
  • els-rollout.cloudlinux.com