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When will a CentOS 8 image be available for deployment on DigitalOcean Droplets?

Hi,

So I’m currently running CentOS 7 on my production Droplet, and I would like to create a CentOS 8 Droplet ASAP for testing purposes. When creating a new Droplet at any location, the CentOS 8 image is NOT available (I only see CentOS 7.6).

Thank you.

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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

It appears that CentOS 8 cloud images have finally shown up on centos.org. https://cloud.centos.org/centos/

Hmm, I cant find CentOS 8 or Streams. Someone said Vultr has it, looks interesting. I shall sign up and try it out

Seems like they don’t care for us paying customers…Debian & Ubuntu get more support than an Enterprise-grade OS…

…What a place this is

Linode also has it. Any progress here?

Vultr has has CentOS 8 for at least a month now. I can’t see how they’ve been able to figure out how to deploy it in production but DO hasn’t :-/

Good afternoon. Two months have passed, are there any changes?

Hello, @janvitos

There was already such a discussion in this community question:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/since-centos-8-is-released-when-we-can-expect-digitalocean-image-for-droplets

I will quote the reply from @sjmacjunkie “I opened a support ticket and they said pending CentOS releasing a cloud image for CentOS 8”

I hope it helps.