Red Hat Extended Support Calculator

Is your Red Hat Enterprise Linux upgrade roadmap a bit longer than you’d desire? That’s OK!

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine if your specific version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) needs Extended Support options. You can use our form below to find out if your version of RHEL needs EUS or ELS!

Red Hat provides supplimentary add-ons for Red Hat Enterprise Linux that extend the supported lifecycle.

These add-ons are called Extended Update Support (EUS) and Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) and they both help deliver support and updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux past the normal 10 year lifecycle. The Lifecycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is documented in detail here: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata.

Do you need EUS or ELS?
What is your version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle - Source: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata
Description Full Support Maintenance Support 1 Maintenance Support 2 Extended Life Phase7 Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On8 Extended Update Support (EUS) Add-On8
Access to Previously Released Content through the Red Hat Customer Portal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self-help through the Red Hat Customer Portal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technical Support1 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Limited9 Unlimited Unlimited
Asynchronous Security Errata (RHSA)10 11 Yes Yes Yes No Yes8 Yes8
Asynchronous Bug Fix Errata (RHBA)2 11 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Minor Releases Yes Yes Yes No No No
Refreshed Hardware Enablement3 Native Limited4 Native Using Virtualization Using Virtualization Using Virtualization Using Virtualization
Software Enhancements5 Yes6 No No No No No
Updated Installation Images Yes Yes Yes No No No

Extended Update Support (or EUS) is an optional add-on that allows you to receive updates and support for a specific minor version, without having to immediately update to the latest minor version. Under a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription, all available RHSAs and RHBAs are provided for the current active minor release until the availability of the next minor release. By contrast, EUS and Update Services for SAP Solutions deliver—for a specific minor release—an independent, extended stream of those Critical impact RHSAs and selected Urgent Priority RHBAs that are available after that specific minor release and in parallel to subsequent minor releases.

Extended Life-cycle Support (ELS) is an optional Add-On subscription for certain Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. Available during the Extended Life Phase for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, the ELS Add-On delivers certain critical-impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes and troubleshooting for the last minor release.