Product Announcements

Photon 1.x – End of Support Announcement

After nearly six years of availability, VMware will be ending support for Photon OS Release 1.x on Feb 28th, 2022.

What does this mean?

After Feb 28th, 2022, there will be no new Security fixes, package upgrades, bug fixes, or feature enhancements to the Photon 1.x Branch. Therefore, by extension, we will also not be publishing Photon 1.x base Container images to Docker Hub beyond this date.

What options do I have?

Option 1:

Users of Photon OS 1.x should upgrade to a supported Photon OS Release. We strongly recommend that users upgrade to the latest release of Photon 4.x, which we will continue to support until Late 2025 (As per the EOS chart below).

Photon OS – Planned End of Support Schedule

Photon EOS Indicative Schedule

Option 2:

Because Photon OS is an open-source project, another option is to “self-manage” support for Photon OS 1.x. “Self-managing” implies that users and/or administrators would themselves patch or respond to any reported security vulnerabilities, bugs, or upgrade packages based on their needs and priorities.