VA Update - Ubuntu 14.04 [EOL] to CentOS
Ubuntu 14.04 was designated End Of Life by the vendor in April 2019. There is, unfortunately, no upgrade path to 16.04 as running the in-built update facility will remove SVM as part of the process.
Due to this, the Virtual Appliance has been rebuilt using CentOS as this has a longer life cycle. This new VA is available for download in the Software Download Area at https://ca.secunia.com/download/
- 'CSI' package installed on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VA has a dependency on PHP 5.5 package. On upgrading Ubuntu, PHP 5 will be removed and in turn, CSI will be removed.
- Ubuntu VA is configured to get security updates. So on upgrading VA, the boot loader is getting corrupted.
- The default LAMP stack bundled in 14.04 differs from the latest version. The purpose of VA will be gone if we install LAMP stack
- Why CentOS 7? The security updates for the LAMP stack are backported and maintained at par with RHEL 7 box and free of subscription.