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Support Lifecycle

SCS Computing publishes this guide defining the lifecycle of our support for different operating systems. This guide is intended to help explain the support timeframe for an OS from Testing status through to End-of-Life (EOL). The guide also will incorporate new operating system versions as they are announced by the vendors.

Download the Support Lifecycle PDF.

SCS OS Support Statuses

TestingThis platform is not yet supported by SCS Computing.
Active (Default)This platform is supported by SCS Computing and new machines will be built with this platform unless otherwise requested.
ActiveThis platform is supported by SCS Computing and will be installed on request.
ContainmentThis platform is currently supported by SCS Computing but no new machines will be built with this platform. Platforms in containment will receive security updates and patches for the SCS supported software components. SCS Computing Facilities will not provide new software or major revisions to existing software for these platforms.
Phasing OutSCS Computing is actively working to migrate assets away from this platform. Platforms go in to this status automatically 6 months before the SCS End of Support Date. Platforms may be placed in this status before that time.
EOLThis platform is no longer supported by SCS Computing. Software support will be dropped from any asset running this platform. Other levels of support may be dropped as circumstances warrant. A valid reason is required to maintain an asset running this platform past the End of SCS Support date. All exceptions must be logged and periodically reviewed.

Support Lifecycle Guide

As of: 1 Feb 2017