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Since CentOS 8 is released, when we can expect DigitalOcean image for droplets?

CentOS 8 is released today, when we an expect release images for our droplets?

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Hi everyone. They are waiting for CentOS team to release Cloud images first. So, we are on hold until CentOS release version 8 of cloud images.

CentOS 8 is not available yet, even CentOS 7.7. Do you have any update on this?

Hello there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, I wanted to point out that CentOS Linux 8 has reached End Of Life (EOL) on December 31st, 2021.

I would strongly recommend planning either migration to another OS like Debian or Ubuntu, or upgrading to CentOS Stream.

I personally believe that the safest way to do this is to follow these steps here:

  • Spin up a new Droplet with the desired OS
  • Install the necessary services (webserver, sql server, etc.)
  • After that using rsync for example copy over your files and migrate your databases
  • Then test your website and server fully to make sure that everything is working as expected
  • Finally, change your DNS to point to the new Droplet

Regards, Alex

Hello there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, I wanted to point out that CentOS Linux 8 has reached End Of Life (EOL) on December 31st, 2021.

I would strongly recommend planning either migration to another OS like Debian or Ubuntu, or upgrading to CentOS Stream.

I personally believe that the safest way to do this is to follow these steps here:

  • Spin up a new Droplet with the desired OS
  • Install the necessary services (webserver, sql server, etc.)
  • After that using rsync for example copy over your files and migrate your databases
  • Then test your website and server fully to make sure that everything is working as expected
  • Finally, change your DNS to point to the new Droplet

Regards, Alex

Hi Digital Ocean. It looks like cloud images have been released. https://cloud.centos.org/centos/8/x86_64/images/

I already run Centos 7.7. I am assuming I can’t safely upgrade to centos 8, but I am double checking.

@DigitalOcean - It’s quite clear CentOS are taking their sweet time with Cloud images for CentOS 8, and people are asking in their mailing list what the hold up is, with no response. All is silent it seems. No response given by the CentOS team as to why its delayed or any form of ETA. The silence is deafening.

Here’s an idea - make your own images for your customers instead of waiting on the CentOS team to provide some.

+1. I was unable to find CentOS 8 in any zone. Your common competitors have CentOS 8 as an option. One of them even makes it the very default option, which is kind of surprising as I usually see Ubuntu in that role.

Any update on this yet?

I suggest you create a droplet in the zones where available.

Take an image/snapshot and transfer to the zone of choice.

Create new droplet from that image.

I have not attempted this for CentOS8, but have for CentOS7.