Red Hat Retirement
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) is no longer supported under our campus agreement and due to the severity of the recent Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities CIT strongly recommends that everyone with a Red Hat Enterprise 5 server upgrade to a newer version of CentOS or a supported version of Red Hat immediately. Continued use of RHEL5 creates immense risk, causing unnecessary exposure to the university, and may violate University Policy.
Additionally, with the diminishing use of Red Hat on campus, CIT is discontinuing the Red Hat self-support campus license as of August 2019. CentOS is free, binary compatible to Red Hat, and offers the same set of patches to the Linux Community. Existing Red Hat users should be able to transition to CentOS with minimal effort. More information: