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MVShield for Rocky Linux

Rocky Linux is a Linux distribution developed by the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) with a purpose of pursuing the original goals of CentOS Linux since the CentOS project moved to the upstream development model “CentOS Stream” in December 2020.

Based on the resources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Rocky Linux is downstream and completely binary-compatible by design, providing a production-grade Linux distribution supported by a strong community.

Rocky Linux has nowadays become a common choice for an open source enterprise
operating system and alternative to CentOS Linux.


Since April 2021, MontaVista has been a Principal Sponsor of the RESF and dedicated to the development of the Rocky Linux ecosystem. As a testament to this dedication, we have integrated Rocky Linux in our commercial support program MVShield to address a wider range of project requirements with Rocky 8 and 9 baselines.

MVShield delivers expert guidance, product lifecycle support and long-term maintenance for Rocky Linux 8 and Rocky Linux 9. Specific release versions included in our Rocky Linux support are below.

Release Version (Planned) End of Life
Rocky Linux 8

Rocky Linux 8.4

Rocky Linux 8.5

Rocky Linux 8.6

Rocky Linux 8.7

Rocky Linux 8.8

Rocky Linux 8.9
May 31, 2029
Rocky Linux 9

Rocky Linux 9.1

Rocky Linux 9.2

Rocky Linux 9.3

May 31, 2032

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Despite the changes to the CentOS project source distribution announced by Red Hat in June 2023, MontaVista continues our firm commitment to Rocky Linux, providing commercial support for Rocky Linux 9.2 and upcoming 9.x releases.


Are you planning to migrate to Rocky Linux from CentOS? As a comprehensive commercial support program, MVShield offers expert guidance for migration projects, including from CentOS to Rocky Linux. MontaVista can find an optimal solution to simplify your migration process, ensuring a seamless and secure transition aligned with your IT environments and business goals.

With more than two decades of experience, MontaVista can bring you peace of mind with Enterprise Linux and enhanced software supply chain security, enabling you to utilize Rocky Linux, receive CentOS 8 replacement support, and secure long-term success.

If you would like to discuss your specific case, please get in touch today by sending an email to to or leaving a contact request.

latest news from Rocky Linux

Rocky Linux 9.4 Available Now

We are excited to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.4. This release is now available for the x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x architectures. Please consult the release notes on the Rocky Linux Documentation for important information, including known issues and detailed changes in this version.

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