What is the official supported Operating System Version policy?

NOTE: This is our Operating System support policy, NOT our list of supported Operating Systems. The information provided herein is meant to allow you to determine if your OS is too old to be supported by Monetra, mainly due to security/PCI concerns. If you are running an actively supported OS that is newer than the newest version listed in its respective table, your OS is more than likely supported by Monetra.

As per PCI data security requirement 6.1, merchants must ensure all system components have the latest vendor-supplied patches installed, which implies that each component of their system must be actively supported by the vendor of that component. In following these rules, Monetra supports only those OS versions which are actively maintained by the originating vendor.

Appendix B of the PCI data security requirements do make exceptions for those merchants which have implemented sufficient compensating controls for any requirement. If a merchant has a need for an OS which Monetra does not support, as long as that merchant's PCI validator has signed off on the compensating controls, Main Street can be contracted to offer custom support for said OS for a fee.

Please reference the tables below for some known dates of support discontinuation for various OS vendors. For more information on OS version continuation, please contact the vendor of your Operating System. These dates are subject to change by the OS vendor.

Supported Action Required Discontinued


Microsoft Windows
Version Discontinuation Notes
Server 2016 January 11, 2022 (mainstream) January 11, 2027 (extended) Link
10 October 13, 2020 (mainstream) October 14, 2025 (extended) Link
Server 2012/R2 October 9, 2018 (mainstream) October 10, 2023 (extended) Link
8.1 January 9, 2018 (mainstream) January 10, 2023 (extended) Link
7 January 13, 2015 (mainstream) January 14, 2020 (extended) Link
Server 2008/R2 July 9, 2013 (mainstream) July 10, 2018 (extended) Link
Vista April 10, 2012 (mainstream) April 11, 2017 (extended) Link
2003 Server/R2 July 13, 2010 (mainstream) July 14, 2015 (extended) Link
XP April 14, 2009 (mainstream) April 8, 2014 (extended) Link
2000 Server/Workstation June 30, 2005 (mainstream) July 13, 2010 (extended) Link
98, 98SE, ME December 31, 2003 (mainstream) July 11, 2006 (extended) Link
NT 4.0 December 31, 2002 (mainstream) December 31, 2004 (extended) Link
Apple MacOS (OSX)

Note: Apple does not publicly specify support lifecycles for OSX/MacOS releases. This table categorizes OS versions as discontinued if they have not received a security update for at least a year.

Version Discontinuation Notes
10.12 (Sierra) TBD
10.11 (El Capitan) TBD
10.10 (Yosemite) TBD
10.9 (Mavericks) July 16, 2016
10.8 (Mountain Lion) August 13, 2015
10.7 (Lion) July 25, 2012 (mainstream) October 1, 2014 (extended)
10.6 (Snow Leopard) July 20, 2011 (mainstream) July 25, 2012 (extended)
10.5 (Leopard) August 28, 2009 (mainstream) July 20, 2011 (extended)
10.4 (Tiger) October 26, 2007 (mainstream) August 28, 2009 (extended)
10.3 (Panther) April 29, 2005 (mainstream) October 26, 2007 (extended)
Linux
Version Discontinuation Notes
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 September 30, 2020 (mainstream) June 30, 2024 (extended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 June 30, 2017 (mainstream) November 30, 2020 (extended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 March 31, 2014 (mainstream) March 31, 2017 (extended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 October 31, 2009 (mainstream) February 29, 2012 (extended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 June 30, 2007 (mainstream) October 31, 2010 (extended)
RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 May 31, 2005 (mainstream) March 31, 2009 (extended)
RedHat 9 April 30, 2004 Link
This also applies to any Linux glibc release prior to 2.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server April 21, 2021
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server April 17, 2019
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server April 29, 2017
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server April 29, 2015
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server April 29, 2013
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server June 1, 2011
Unlisted TBD Must be supported for security patches by OS vendor and run glibc 2.3.2 or higher
FreeBSD
Version Discontinuation Notes
11 September 30, 2021 Link
10 April 30, 2018 Link
9 December 31, 2016 Link
8 August 1, 2015 Link
7 February 28, 2013 Link
6 November 30, 2010 Link
5 May 31, 2008 Link
IBM AIX
Version Discontinuation Notes
7 November 30, 2019 Link
6 April 30, 2017 Link
5.3 April 29, 2011 (mainstream) April 30, 2012 (extended) Link
5.2 April 30, 2009 (mainstream) April 30, 2009 (extended) Link
4.x February 1, 2003 (mainstream) February 1, 2003 (extended) Link
Oracle (Sun) Solaris
Version Discontinuation Notes
11 November 1, 2024 Link
10 January 31, 2015 (mainstream) January 31, 2018 (extended) Link
9 October 30, 2011 (mainstream) October 30, 2014 (extended) Link
8 March 31, 2009 (mainstream) March 31, 2012 (extended) Link
7 August 15, 2005 (mainstream) August 15, 2005 (extended) Link
SCO OpenServer
Version Discontinuation Notes
X TBD Link
6 June 30, 2017 As of June 30th, 2017, Monetra will no longer support SCO OpenServer 6.
5.0.7 June 30, 2017 As of June 30th, 2017, Monetra will no longer support SCO OpenServer 5.0.7.
5.0.6 December 31, 2005 (mainstream) December 31, 2006 (extended) Link