Product Lifecycle
FlexNet Publisher

FlexNet Publisher Lifecycle Timeline

ApplicationVersionGeneral AvailabilityTier 2 AvailabilityEnd of Standard LifecycleEnd of Limited LifecycleLifecycle as of Today
FlexNet Publisher 2018 R2 (11.16.0) 2018-06-28 N/A 2023-06-30 2024-06-30
FlexNet Publisher 2018 R1 (11.15.1) 2018-03-28 N/A 2023-03-31 2024-03-31
FlexNet Publisher 2017 R1 (11.15.0) 2017-11-07 N/A 2022-11-30 2023-11-30
FlexNet Publisher 2016 R2 (11.14.1) 2016-12-16 N/A 2021-12-31 2022-12-31
FlexNet Publisher 2016 R1 (11.14.0) 2016-05-24 N/A 2021-05-30 2022-05-30
FlexNet Publisher 2015 (11.13.1) 2015-06-30 N/A 2020-06-30 2021-06-30
FlexNet Publisher 2014 R2 (11.13.0) 2014-11-25 N/A 2019-11-30 2020-11-30
FlexNet Publisher 2014 (11.12.1) 2014-03-30 N/A 2019-03-31 2020-03-31
FlexNet Publisher 2013 R2 (11.12.0) 2013-09-13 2013-11 2018-09-30 2019-09-30
FlexNet Publisher 11.11.1 2013-02-14 2013-04-16 2018-02-28 2019-02-28
FlexNet Publisher 11.11.0 2012-08-31 2012-10-31 2017-09-03 2018-09-03
FlexNet Publisher 11.10.1 2012-02-29 2012-04-30 2017-03-01 2018-03-01
FlexNet Publisher 11.10.0 2011-07-29 2011-10-28 2016-07-31 2017-07-31
FlexNet Publisher 11.9.1 2010-12-12 2011-02-04 2015-12-31 2016-12-31
FlexNet Publisher 11.9 2010-07-19 2010-09-17 2015-07-31 2016-07-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.10 / 11.8 2010-01-25 2010-03-14 2015-01-31 2016-01-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.9 / 11.7 2009-07-30 2009-09-30 2014-07-31 2015-07-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.8 / 11.6.1 2008-12-12 2009-02-14 2013-12-31 2014-12-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.7 / 11.6 2008-05-22 2008-07-22 2013-05-31 2014-05-31
FlexNet Publisher 11.5 2007-12-14 2008-02-14 2012-12-31 2013-12-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.6 2007-10-26 2007-12-20 2012-10-31 2013-10-31
FlexNet Publisher 11.4.1 2007-05-20   2012-05-31 2013-05-31
FlexNet Publisher 11.4 2006-12-18   2011-12-31 2012-12-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.5 2006-12-11   2011-12-31 2012-12-31
FlexNet Publisher 11.3 2006-07-26   2011-07-31 2012-07-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.0.7 2006-04-01   2011-03-31 2012-03-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.8.0.1 2005-07-26   2010-07-31 2011-07-31
FlexNet Publisher 10.1.3 2005-01-01   2009-12-31 2010-12-31

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 Software lifecycle and end-of-life policy

FlexNet Publisher Platform/Feature Component End-of-Life (EOL)

Feature ComponentEnd of Support
All IPv4 (single stack) platforms 2014-11-10
Common Vendor Daemon (CVD) 2014-11-10
Flex ID 7 2012-08-30
Flex ID 8 2012-08-30
HP (PA-RISC 32-bit) 2015-10-08
HP (PA-RISC 64-bit) 2015-10-08
lmgrd* Postponed Indefinitely
lmtools* Postponed Indefinitely
Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Itanium (64-bit) 2014-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux on PowerPC (32-bit) 2014-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux on PowerPC (64-bit) 2014-11-10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on PowerPC (32-bit) 2014-11-10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on PowerPC (64-bit) 2014-11-10
Windows on Itanium (64-bit) 2014-11-10

* As of 20-03-12, the End-of-Life of these FlexNet Publisher components have been postponed indefinitely.

PlatformVersionEnd of Support
Apple OS X v10.4 2009-10-31
Apple OS X v10.5 (PPC) 2011-06-30
Apple OS X v10.5 (x86) 2012-04-30
Apple OS X v10.6 2014-02-28
Apple OS X v10.7 2015-01-31
Apple OS X v10.8 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
Apple OS X v10.13 2021-02-28
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 5.2 2009-01-31
IBM AIX 5L 5.3 ML07 2012-10-31
IBM AIX 6.1  
IBM AIX 7.1  
Microsoft Windows XP 2009-10-31
Microsoft Windows 2000 2005-12-31
Microsoft Windows Vista 2012-10-31
Microsoft Windows 7, due to market adoption, platform is still supported until further notice. 2015-07-31
Microsoft Windows 8 2018-07-31
Microsoft Windows 10, released in July 2015 2021-04-30
Microsoft Server 2003 SP2 2011-01-31
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
SUSE SLES 9 2012-01-31
SUSE SLES 10 2014-01-31
SUSE SLES 11 SP2 no longer supported
SUSE SLES 11 SP3 2019-01-30
SUSE SLES 11 SP4 2022-03-31
SUSE SLES 12 2019-07-01
SUSE SLES 12 SP1 2020-05-31
SUSE SLES 12 SP2 2021-03-31
SUSE SLES 12 SP3 TBC
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 RHEL 4 2011-06-30
Red Hat RHEL 5 2014-07-31
Red Hat RHEL 6 2020-11-30
Red Hat RHEL 7 2024-06-30
SGI IRIX 6.5.30 2013-12-31
VMware ESX 4 2014-11-30
VMware ESXi 4 2014-11-30
VMware ESXi 5.x 2017-02-28
VMware ESXi 6.x 2022-09-30