Product Lifecycle
FlexNet Embedded

FlexNet Embedded Lifecycle Timeline

ApplicationVersionGeneral AvailabilityEnd of Standard LifecycleEnd of Limited LifecycleEnd of Extended LifecycleLifecycle as of Today
FlexNet Embedded 2018 R1 2018-02-12 2023-02-12 2024-02-12 2025-02-12
FlexNet Embedded 2017 R3 2017-11-14 2022-11-30 2023-11-30 2024-11-30
FlexNet Embedded 2017 R2 2017-08-22 2022-08-31 2023-08-31 2025-08-31
FlexNet Embedded 2017 R1 2017-02-23 2022-02-28 2023-02-28 2025-02-28
FlexNet Embedded 2016 R2 2016-09-01 2021-08-31 2022-08-31 2024-08-31
FlexNet Embedded 2016 2016-03-22 2021-03-31 2022-03-31 2024-03-31
FlexNet Embedded 2015 R2 2015-09-23 2020-09-30 2021-09-30 2023-09-30
FlexNet Embedded 2015 2015-03-26 2020-03-26 2021-03-26 2023-03-26
FlexNet Embedded 2014 R2 (2014.09) 2014-09-20 2019-09-30 2020-09-30 2022-09-30
FlexNet Embedded 2014 (2014.03) 2014-03-20 2019-03-31 2020-03-31 2021-03-31
FlexNet Embedded 2013 R2 (5.2) 2013-09-20 2018-09-30 2019-09-30 2021-09-30
FlexNet Embedded 2013 (5.1) 2013-06-13 2018-06-30 2019-06-30 2021-06-30
FlexNet Embedded 5.0 2012-12-14 2017-12-14 2018-12-14 2020-07-14
FlexNet Embedded 4.6 2012-07-11 2017-07-11 2018-07-11 2020-07-11
FlexNet Embedded 4.5 2012-03-09 2017-03-31 2018-03-31 2020-03-31
FlexNet Embedded 4.1 2011-08-18 2016-08-31 2017-08-31 2019-08-31
FlexNet Embedded 4.0 2010-12-17 2015-12-31 2016-12-31 2018-12-31
FlexNet Embedded 3.1.0 2010-07-29 2015-07-31 2016-07-31 2017-07-31
FlexNet Embedded 3.0.0 2010-05-28 2015-05-31 2016-05-31 2017-05-31
FlexNet Embedded 2.1.0 2009-11-04 2014-11-30 2015-11-30 2016-11-30
FlexNet Embedded 1.1.0 2009-03-01 2014-02-28 2015-02-28 2016-02-29
FlexNet Embedded 1.0.0 2008-11-01 2013-10-31 2014-10-31 2016-10-31

The date format used is YYYY-MM-DD

Versions not listed should be assumed as past extended lifecycle
Read a complete description of the Flexera lifecycle and end-of-life policy

FlexNet Embedded Platform End-of-Life (EOL)

PlatformVersionEnd of Support
Android 4.3.x (“Jelly Bean”) 2020-12-31
Android 4.4.x (“KitKat”) 2021-03-31
Android 5.x (“Lollipop”) 2022-04-30
Android 6.x (“Marshmallow”) 2023-03-31
Android 7.x (“Nougat”) 2024-01-31
Apple OS X 10.7 2015-01-31
Apple OS X 10.8 2016-01-31
Apple OS X v10.9 2017-05-31
Apple OS X v10.10 2018-05-31
Apple OS X v10.11 2019-02-28
Apple OS X v10.12 2020-02-29
CentOS CentOS 4 2009-09-30
CentOS CentOS 5 2014-09-30
CentOS CentOS 6 2017-12-31
CentOS CentOS 7 2021-06-31
Debian (PPC, ARM, MIPS) Debian 4 2010-08-31
Debian(PPC, ARM, MIPS) Debian 5 2012-08-31
Debian (PPC, ARM, MIPS) Debian 6 2014-08-31
Debian(PPC, ARM, MIPS) Debian 7 2016-11-30
Debian(PPC, ARM, MIPS) Debian 8 2018-10-31
Citrix Xen Server 6.x 2017-03-31
FreeBSD FreeBSD 8.1 2015-05-31
FreeBSD FreeBSD 9 2017-07-31
FreeBSD FreeBSD 10 2019-07-31
FreeBSD FreeBSD 11 2024-03-31
HP HP-UX 11i v1 2010-05-31
HP HP-UX 11i v2 2011-05-31
HP HP-UX 11i v3 2021-05-31
IBM AIX 5L 5.3 ML07 2012-10-31
IBM AIX 6.1 N/A
IBM AIX 7.1 N/A
Hyper-V See Microsoft Server N/A
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Compact (CE) 5.0 2010-04-30
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Compact (CE) 6.0 2012-10-31
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Compact (CE) 7.0 2016-10-30
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (CE) 2019-04-30
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Standard (XP/6.0) 2011-07-31
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Standard (XP/6.0) 7.0 2016-04-30
Microsoft* Windows Embedded Standard 8.0 2019-01-31
Microsoft* Windows 7, due to market adoption, platform is still being supported until further notice. 2015-07-31
Microsoft* Windows 8 2018-07-31
Microsoft* Windows 10, released in July 2015 2021-04-30
Microsoft* Windows XP 2009-10-31
Microsoft* Server 2008 2015-07-31
Microsoft* Server 2008 R2 2015-07-31
Microsoft* Server 2012 2018-07-31
Microsoft* Server 2012 R2 2018-07-31
Microsoft* Server 2016 2022-07-31
Oracle Solaris 9 2012-03-31
Oracle Solaris 10 2021-06-30
Oracle Solaris 11 2025-05-31
Oracle Java SE 5 2010-03-31
Oracle Java SE 6 2012-12-31
Oracle Java SE 7 2014-12-31
Oracle Java SE 8 2018-09-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux** RHEL 5 2014-07-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux** RHEL 6 2017-11-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux** RHEL 7 2021-06-30
VMware ESX 4 2014-11-30
VMware ESXi 4 2014-11-30
VMware ESXi 5.0 2017-02-28
VMware ESXi 5.5 2017-02-28
VMware ESXi 6.x 2022-09-30

*Due to many editions of Microsoft Windows, the list above includes versions of Windows that are tested before each release. If the version of Windows is not listed, Flexera Software will attempt to support it as long as the issue can be replicated on any tested version of Windows.

**Due to many variations of Linux operating system, the list above includes distributions of Linux that are tested before each release. If the version of Linux distribution is not listed, Flexera Software will attempt to support it as long as the issue can be replicated on any tested distributions of Linux.