Product Lifecycle & Support Phases
All Longhorn releases will go through three stages: In Development, Latest, and then finally Stable. Please ensure you do not upgrade your production cluster to anything other than a listed Stable version. Use Latest versions for test purposes only.
All versions listed below have an EOL date of 13 March 2024, one year after the release of the first stable version.
|1.4.4||26 Oct 2023|
|1.4.3||14 Jul 2023|
|1.4.2||12 May 2023|
|1.4.1 - Stable||13 Mar 2023|
|1.4.0||30 Dec 2022|
|GA to EOM|
Upon General Availability of all major and minor releases, products are fully supported and maintained until the End of Maintenance date. Support entails general troubleshooting of a specific issue to isolate potential causes. Issue resolution is pursued through one or more of the following:
|EOM to EOL|
After a product release reaches its End of Maintenance date, no further code-level maintenance will be provided, except for critical security-related fixes on a request basis. Product will continue to be supported until it reaches End of Life, in the form of:
Once a product release reaches its End of Life date, the customer may continue to use the product within the terms of product licensing agreement.
- Support Plans from SUSE do not apply to product releases past their EOL date.
Scope of Support
A Longhorn support entitlement includes Longhorn components and the following operating systems and platform architectures. Furthermore, Longhorn is supported to run on any certified Kubernetes distributions and versions, such as the actively supported versions of RKE2 and K3s. Experimental or Preview features are not eligible for support.
Longhorn & Rancher Support Matrix
Rancher is an open-source multi-cluster management platform. Longhorn will be supported for management through the Rancher Application Marketplace. For each version, it could be shipped together with a specific Rancher version or delivered through an out-of-band release and available for all actively supported Rancher versions.
|Longhorn Version||Rancher Version|
Verified Operating Systems
The following Linux OS distributions and versions have been verified during release testing. However, this does not imply that Longhorn exclusively supports these distributions. Essentially, Longhorn should function well on any certified Kubernetes cluster running on Linux nodes with a wide range of general-purpose operating systems, as well as verified container-optimized operating systems like SLE Micro.
|OPERATING SYSTEM||VERIFIED VERSIONS|
Supported Platform Architectures
- s390x (Experimental)
To get a Longhorn cluster up and running with the supported features, the following minimum hardware is required. For other best practices, please refer to the official document at https://longhorn.io/docs/1.4.4/best-practices. If any preview or experimental features require additional resource requirements, please check the corresponding document to adjust the setup.
|Cluster||3 Nodes for running Longhorn components|
|CPU||4 CPUs per node|
|Memory||4 GiB per node|
|Disk Performance||Local SSD/NVMe disks are highly recommended for optimal storage performance of volumes|
|Network Card||10Gbps Ethernet|