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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 7, 2022

Db2 LUW support on Alma 8

Request is to certify Db2 LUW on Alma Linux 8 as the replacement for CentOS.

Research indicates:

  • RedHat announced that they are replacing Centos 7 and 8 with Alma Linux. There will not be a Centos 9.

  • RedHat announced that they are replacing Centos 7 and 8 with Alma Linux. The following are the RedHat announcements concerning the replacement:

    • CentOS is moving to CentOS Stream which is more for DevOps, continuous integration and continuous delivery.

    • CentOS Stream will be more like a beta for RHEL and not considered a production-ready, stable OS as it is today.

    • Red Hat will support CentOS 7 until 6/30/2024;

  • Our Internal Linux Engineering Team is asking users to move off CentOS by 6/30/2023 as a precaution

    • CentOS 8 ended maintenance on 12/31/2021.

    • There will be no CentOS 9.

  • Alma Linux

    • Started as a replacement for the discontinuation of CentOS. It is an Open Source OS that is compatible with RHEL and CentOS.

    • Support until at least 2029.


Needed By Quarter
  • Guest
    Jan 24, 2023

    I don not oppose the idea of Alma to be supported.

    It would be nice to have some real Red Hat source to support claim:

    "RedHat announced that they are replacing Centos 7 and 8 with Alma Linux."

    I doubt this statement is correct, because CentOS is under Red Hat ambrela and Alma is independent from Red Hat. Red Hat probably suggest to move to Red Hat edition (which is paid eddition).


    My additional idea is to support Rocky Linux distribution which is another distribution (beside Alma) that appeared becase of Red Hat changed position on CentOS.