Dear Users,

We want to inform you that CentOS 7 support has been discontinued at EUMETSAT side of EWC, as anticipated previously. This decision is based on security concerns and the need to transition to a more secure and supported operating system. We have now migrated to Rocky Linux 8 and Ubuntu 22.

Reasons for the Change:

1. Security Updates: CentOS 7 will no longer receive security updates after June 2024, posing a potential risk to server security.

2. Compatibility: The lack of ongoing updates may lead to compatibility issues with newer software and technologies.

3. Enhanced Features: Transitioning allows us to benefit from enhanced features, improved performance, and regular security updates provided by the latest software releases.

Existing CentOS 7 installations will remain unaffected at this time. However, we strongly advise users to consider migrating their externally exposed VMs to Rocky Linux 8 or Ubuntu 22 by June 2024 to ensure continued security and support. For users with VMs on the internal network only, there's no immediate urgency to migrate. However, if you require assistance or advice on migration, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Additionally, we're working on updating all templates and blueprints provided by EWC to reflect these changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work towards a more secure server environment.

Thank you, EWC Team

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