Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) recently announced significant changes to the CentOS development roadmap, including the accelerated end-of-life for CentOS 8.
These changes affect Schneider Electric’s Data Center Expert and EcoStruxure IT Advisor. No further operating system updates will be available for CentOS 8 after December 31, 2021.
Rocky Linux will replace CentOS in Data Center Expert and IT Advisor
Rocky Linux was chosen as the new next-generation operating system for Data Center Expert and EcoStruxure IT Advisor. Rocky Linux will replace CentOS with the release of DCE 7.9.0 and ITA 9.3.0.
We will provide any updates here and in the EcoStruxure IT forum.
We remain committed to supporting customers on these software products. If you have any questions, please submit a ticket or reach out to your Schneider Electric sales representative or account manager.
See the CentOS end of life announcement here.
Note: CentOS 8 end of life does not affect the EcoStruxure IT Gateway appliance. The Gateway appliance runs on CentOS 7 which is supported until June 2024. Future operating system support for the Gateway appliance is being investigated.
What OS will replace CentOS on EcoStruxure IT Advisor and Data Center Expert?
Rocky Linux 8.5 will replace CentOS on EcoStruxure IT Advisor 9.3.0.
Rocky Linux 8.4 will replace CentOS on Data Center Expert 7.9.0.
Can I still install ITA 9.3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
Yes, installing ITA 9.3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 is supported.
Will the OS on Data Center Operation be replaced?
No. Data Center Operation is end of version on January 1, 2022. More information…
When will Rocky Linux replace CentOS on IT Advisor?
EcoStruxure IT Advisor 9.3.0 will be released with a new software version including Rocky Linux 8.5 by the end of December 2021.
How can I upgrade to IT Advisor 9.3.0?
You must perform a fresh install of IT Advisor. The ITA 9.2.2 desktop client version will remain at 9.2.2.
When will Rocky Linux replace CentOS on Data Center Expert?
Data Center Expert 7.9.0 will be released with a new software version including Rocky Linux 8.4 in early 2022.
How can I upgrade to Data Center Expert 7.9.0?
You must back up your DCE 7.8.1, perform a fresh install, and restore from backup. Instructions will be available when DCE 7.9.0 is released.