Time to prepare for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS end of standard support on 31 May 2023 – Options for Google Cloud users | Ubuntu
In accordance with the information shared in our latest blog post, it is important to note that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, codenamed ‘Bionic Beaver,’ is approaching the end of its standard five-year maintenance period on 31 May 2023. Consequently, unless you hold an Ubuntu Pro subscription, updates for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS servers will cease to be available.
By subscribing to Ubuntu Pro, you can ensure that your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS deployment remains fully supported until 2028. This extended support period provides you with continued assistance and maintenance for your workloads running on Google Compute Engine (GCE).
To gain a comprehensive understanding of the implications and actions required if you currently have GCE workloads on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, we invite you to refer to this blog for detailed information.
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