CentOS Linux and RedHat Enterprise Linux Support Changes for W-Foundation Releases (2024.09, 2024.12, 2025.03)

Important Notice: OS Platform Support Changes

NOTE: This notice affects only customers using CentOS Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems. If this does not apply to you, please disregard.


Dear Synopsys Customer:

Synopsys believes our customers need stable, well-supported operating systems on which to run their EDA tools. For Synopsys to align our support with the timelines of our OS and hardware vendors, we are updating the Synopsys Compute Platforms Roadmap.

Starting with the 2024.09 (W-Foundation) software release:

  • CentOS Linux support is dropped.
  • For RedHat Enterprise Linux the minimum supported OS will be 8.4. 
    • RHEL 7.x, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 will no longer be supported.
    • AlmaLinux 8.4 becomes the baseline release.

The V-Foundation releases (2023.09, 2023.12, 2024.03, 2024.06) will be the final feature releases to support:

  • CentOS Linux
  • RHEL 7+, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3


For a list of supported platforms and OS versions, see the Platforms Roadmap at https://www.synopsys.com/support/licensing-installation-computeplatforms/compute-platforms/compute-platforms-roadmap.html

The above changes do not change the support for prior software releases. For OS platform support information on feature releases prior to 2024.09, and their Service Packs, see https://www.synopsys.com/qsc

If you have any questions, open a Support case at https://solvnetplus.synopsys.com and specify "Installation" as the product. Alternately, contact your local support team.


Thank you,

Synopsys Platform Support team