What will be the next free and up-to-date operating system supported by Vertica?

DK007DK007 Community Edition User
edited August 2022 in General Discussion

The company wants something that is more up-to-date, with newer packages, a new kernel, and free, rhel flavored for development purposes.

After reading: https://www.vertica.com/docs/12.0.x/HTML/Content/Authoring/SupportedPlatforms/MCandServer.htm?zoom_highlight=rhel
It seems like all operating systems except RHEL are quite old, reached their End of Standard Support/EOL, or are near End of Standard Support/EOL:

Amazon Linux 2 -> 30.06.2023 (EOL)
RHEL 7 / Centos 7 / Oracle Linux 7 -> quite old, only maintenance (Standard Support already reached, 2 years ago: 2020-08-06, only maintenance updates until: 2024-06-30)
openSUSE Leap 42.3 -> Jul 1st 2019 (Reached EOL)

Even deb family looks quite bad:
Debian 10.x -> 08.2022
Ubuntu 18.x -> 04.2023 (eol is 2028)

Will you support Rocky Linux or Alma Linux? It looks like overall you probably won't support any os that is free from RHEL family.

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    moshegmosheg Vertica Employee Administrator
    edited August 2022 Answer ✓

    With no commitment, Vertica will add Rocky and Alma as supported operating systems soon.


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    DK007DK007 Community Edition User

    Hey there @mosheg
    It has been a year since this news; I must find an alternative because everything has stayed the same in the documentation. Will there be planned support for Oracle Linux 8-9 / Rocky / Alma?
    Oracle Linux 7 EOL is in 11 months, and we are still looking for a free alternative (rhel based).

    Recently Red Hat announced that it will no longer publicly publish RHEL on git.centos.org and CentOS Stream will now be “the sole repository for RHEL-related source code." Which makes me even more eager to know if anything will change in the supported operating system section.

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    moshegmosheg Vertica Employee Administrator

    With no commitment, Rocky 8 will be supported in v24.1 expected around January 2024.
    Please open a support case if this impacts your needs.

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