Download CentOS Linux ISO images

Base Distribution

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CentOS Linux Version

Minor release

CD and DVD ISO Images

Packages

Release Email

Release Notes

End-Of-Life

7

7 (1511)

Rolling: DVD, Minimal, Everything, LiveGNOME, LiveKDE (checksums) | Mirrors: x86_64

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

30 June 2024

6

6.8

i386 x86_64

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

30 Nov 2020

5

5.11

i386 x86_64

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

31 Mar 2017**

<!> Bittorrent links are also available from the above links.

<!> Rolling builds are updated monthly.

<!> ** Please note Red Hat's policy on Production Phase 3 for EL5 in the above support policy. Only those security updates deemed crucial are now being released upstream for EL5 (so also for CentOS Linux 5) Please read this Mailing List post for more details. The CentOS team recommends that you start moving workloads from CentOS-5 to CentOS Linux 6 or CentOS Linux 7.

AltArch Releases

The releases listed here are part of the Alternative Architecture Special Interest Group (AltArch SIG). More information is available HERE.

CentOS Linux Version

Minor release

Arch

Images

Packages

Release Email

Release Notes

7

7 (1603)

aarch64

Everything (ISO), NetInstall (ISO), Disk Image (img),Rolling Disk Image (img)

OS, Updates

E-Mail

Info

7

7 (1511)

armhfp (Arm32)

BananaPi (img), CubieTruck (img), RaspberryPi2 (img), RaspberryPi3 (img)

OS, Updates

E-Mail

Info

7

7 (1511)

i386

DVD(ISO), Everything(ISO), Minimal(ISO), NetInstall(ISO)

OS, Updates

E-Mail

Info

7

7 (1511)

ppc64le

Everything (ISO), NetInstall (ISO)

OS, Updates

E-Mail

Info

7

7 (1511)

ppc64

Everything (ISO), NetInstall (ISO)

OS, Updates

E-Mail

Info

Cloud / Containers

Image Type

CentOS Linux Version

Arch

Images

Tree

Generic

7

x86_64

raw.xz, qcow2, qcow2.xz, qcow2c

Files

Generic

7

aarch64

qcow2.xz

Files

Docker

All

x86_64

Official Base Containers , Application Containers

Amazon

All

x86_64 i386

External Registry

Vagrant

7

x86_64

CentOS/7

Files

Vagrant

Atomic Host

x86_64

CentOS/atomic-host, atomic-host-aws

Files

Vagrant

6

x86_64

CentOS/6

Files

CentOS Atomic Host

CentOS Atomic Host is a lean operating system designed to run Docker containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

Download

Please see this for more info concerning Atomic on CentOS.

Documentation

Release Notes

All CentOS Linux release notes can be found here on the wiki.

You can get all the original Red Hat release notes for all versions at Red Hat's Documentation page.

Version Comparison

A comparison of the abilities and limitations of CentOS Linux can be found here on the wiki.

End-Of-Life

In general every release receives bugfixes, feature enhancements and new hardware support until 4 years after general availability, and security fixes until 7 years after general availability (beginning with CentOS Linux 5, this period has been extended from 4 to approx. 7 and from 7 to 10 years {assuming the upstream sources remain available for ten years})

For more information about the support life cycle of CentOS Linux, take a look at Red Hat's Errata Support Policy page.

Basically, if source is released publicly upstream, the CentOS Project will build and release updates for as long as possible. We have done this for all previous versions and will for all future versions.

<!> Please note Red Hat's policy on Production Phase 3, which normally starts at the 7 year point. In that phase, only those security updates deemed crucial are released in this phase. It is recommended that you plan to upgrade before this point whenever possible.

New releases

New major and minor releases are available about 2 to 6 weeks after upstream (Red Hat) publishes the SRPMs (source packages) of their product. This time is needed to rebuild, validate, test (QA), translate and integrate new artwork. Please see The CentOS Rebuild and Release Process for further details. Although we understand that some of our users are excited about a new upcoming release, we ask you to be patient or help out in the release process.

<!> The CentOS project does not offer any of the various approaches to extended life for an earlier point release which its upstream occasionally does for its subscribing clientèle. Once a new point release is issued (say: 6.3, following 6.2), no further source packages (from which updates can be built) are released for the earlier version and therefore CentOS is no longer able to produce security or other updates. After a transition interval of a few weeks, the old point version binaries are moved to the vault. There is a longer discussion at item 15 in the FAQ for more details.

Variety of ISO images

Aside from the normal DVD and CD ISO images, the CentOS project occasionally releases special ISO images. Not all point releases get fresh spins of what is substantially unchanging content; if the latest and greatest refresh point spin does not have what you seek, you may wish to use the last version seen for a LiveCD or ServerCD, and as appropriate run updates in a post-install process:

The netinstall iso will only work with the corresponding point release, eg one cannot use the netinstall from CentOS Linux 6.2 to install CentOS Linux 6.3.

Archived Versions

Base Distribution

Archived Versions

CentOS Linux 7

Release

Based on RHEL Source (Version)

Archived Tree

7 (1511)

7.2

Tree

7 (1503)

7.1

Tree

7 (1406)

7.0

Tree

CentOS Linux 6

Release

Based on RHEL Source (Version)

Archived Tree

6.8

6.8

Tree

6.7

6.7

Tree

6.6

6.6

Tree

6.5

6.5

Tree

6.4

6.4

Tree

6.3

6.3

Tree

6.2

6.2

Tree

6.1

6.1

Tree

6.0

6.0

Tree

CentOS Linux 5

Release

Based on RHEL Source (Version)

Archived Tree

5.11

5.11

Tree

5.10

5.10

Tree

5.9

5.9

Tree

5.8

5.8

Tree

5.7

5.7

Tree

5.6

5.6

Tree

5.5

5.5

Tree

5.4

5.4

Tree

5.3

5.3

Tree

5.2

5.2

Tree

5.1

5.1

Tree

5.0

5.0

Tree

CentOS Linux 4

Release

Based on RHEL Source (Version)

Archived Tree

4.9

4.9

Tree

4.8

4.8

Tree

4.7

4.7

Tree

4.6

4.6

Tree

4.5

4.5

Tree

4.4

4.4

Tree

4.3

4.3

Tree

4.2

4.2

Tree

4.1

4.1

Tree

4.0

4.0

Tree

CentOS Linux 3

Release

Based on RHEL Source (Version)

Archived Tree

3.9

3.9

Tree

3.8

3.8

Tree

3.7

3.7

Tree

3.6

3.6

Tree

3.5

3.5

Tree

3.4

3.4

Tree

3.3

3.3

Tree

3.1

3.1

Tree

CentOS Linux 2.1

Release

Based on RHEL Source (Version)

Archived Tree

2.1

2.1

Tree

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