DATASTAX SUPPORT ALERT - May 2, 2019
*** DSE 5.1 will receive Extended Support until April 18, 2024 ***
*** Currently Supported Software will reach EOL 36 months after initial release ***
*** Oracle JRE downloads no longer supported in DSE OpsCenter LCM ***
DataStax Support is pleased to announce two updates to the DataStax Support Policy.
1: DSE 5.1 will receive Extended Support until April 18, 2024
DataStax has designated DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 5.1 as a Long Term Support Release. With this announcement, DataStax Support will offer either Support or Extended Support for DSE 5.1 for at least seven (7) years after its initial release per the End of Life Policy as described in the DataStax Support Policy.
After DSE 5.1.x reaches End Of Life (EOL) on April 18, 2020, DataStax will provide Extended Support for an additional four (4) years. Extended Support shall include only major bug fixes (i.e., high-priority security patches only), and no minor bug fixes or defects shall be fixed for such release.
Please note that Extended Support applies only to releases designated by DataStax as a Long Term Support Release. In order to upgrade from a Long Term Support Release, you must follow the upgrade path specified in the applicable Documentation (which may require intermediate upgrades).
2: Currently Supported Software will reach EOL 36 months after initial release
DataStax has extended the End of Life period for currently supported software from 24 to 36 months from its initial release.
Per the Support Policy, DataStax is committed to supporting the current and two prior major releases of DSE for at least 36 months. As such, DSE version(s) 5.1.x, 6.0.x and 6.7.x will reach End Of Life (EOL) 36 months after their respective initial release dates.
Be advised that until the EOSL (and provided you have a current Subscription to Support), if you identify a defect in a Major Release that has reached EOL, DataStax will evaluate fixing the defect in a Long Term Support Release or in a release that has not reached EOL.
After the EOSL (or after the Extended Support period for a Long Term Support Release) DataStax will not support, in any way, a Major Release and/or any Minor Releases of that Major Release. For additional information on the DataStax End of Life (EOL) and End of Service Life (EOSL) policy, please review the DataStax Support Policy found here.
If you are currently running DSE 5.0.x or prior, please upgrade to a current and supported version of DataStax Enterprise. A list of the current and supported versions of DSE can be found here.
3: Oracle JRE downloads no longer supported in DSE OpsCenter LCM
In accordance with the end of public updates for Oracle JDK 8, DSE OpsCenter LCM no longer supports downloading Oracle JRE directly from Oracle’s download servers when managing Java on your DSE cluster. You are responsible for ensuring your own compliance with applicable Oracle licensing requirements.
DataStax has carried out extensive testing against the OpenJDK in order to ensure our customers have a choice of vendors. There are currently no impediments to using a TCK Certified OpenJDK with DSE.
If you are using OpsCenter Lifecycle Manager (LCM) to install your JVM, then in LCM 6.7.0 and later the OpenJDK runtime is installed by default. See the LCM documentation on choosing a Java Vendor for details.
If you still wish to use Oracle JRE with an LCM-managed DSE cluster running any currently supported and compatible DSE and OpsCenter version, please verify your Oracle licenses and do one of the following:
- Host the Oracle JRE on your own server and configure LCM to use a custom URL to download the Oracle JRE, or
- Configure LCM with unmanaged Java and install the Oracle JRE yourself on each machine being managed by LCM.
If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact DataStax Support by opening a ticket in the DataStax Support Portal.