Elastic Beanstalk platform support policy - AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk platform support policy

AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides a variety of platforms for running applications on AWS. Elastic Beanstalk supports platform branches that still receive ongoing minor and patch updates from their suppliers (owners or community). For a complete definition of related terms, see Elastic Beanstalk platforms glossary.

When a component (operating system [OS], runtime, application server, or web server) of a supported platform branch is marked End of Life (EOL) by its supplier, Elastic Beanstalk marks the platform branch as retired. When a platform branch is marked as retired, Elastic Beanstalk no longer makes it available to both existing and new Elastic Beanstalk customers for deployments to new environments. Retired platform branches are available to existing customer environments for a period of 90 days from the published retirement date.

Elastic Beanstalk isn't able to provide security updates, technical support, or hotfixes for retired platform branches due to the supplier marking their component EOL. For existing customers running an Elastic Beanstalk environment on a retired platform version beyond the 90 day period, Elastic Beanstalk may need to automatically remove the Elastic Beanstalk components and transfer ongoing management and support responsibility of the running application and associated AWS resources to the customer. To continue to benefit from important security, performance, and functionality enhancements offered by component suppliers in more recent releases, we strongly encourage you to update all your Elastic Beanstalk environments to a supported platform version.

Retired platform branch schedule

The following tables list existing platform components that are either marked as retired or have retirement dates scheduled in the next 12 months. The tables provide the availability end date for Elastic Beanstalk platform branches that contain these components.

Web server versions

Web server version

Availability end date

Apache HTTP Server 2.2

October 31, 2020

Nginx 1.12.2

October 31, 2020

Runtime versions

Runtime version

Availability end date

Go 1.3–1.10

October 31, 2020

Java 6

October 31, 2020

Node.js 4.x–8.x

October 31, 2020

PHP 5.4–5.6

October 31, 2020

PHP 7.0–7.1

October 31, 2020

Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.4

October 31, 2020

Ruby 1.9.3

October 31, 2020

Ruby 2.0–2.3

October 31, 2020

Application server versions

Application server version

Availability end date

Tomcat 6

October 31, 2020

Tomcat 8

October 31, 2020

Retired platform branches

The following tables list platform components that were marked as retired in the past. The tables provide the date on which Elastic Beanstalk retired platform branches that contained these components.

Operating System (OS) versions

OS version

Platform retirement date

Windows Server 2008 R2

October 28, 2019