CentOS End Of Life. ScopTEL Migration to Rocky 8

CentOS End Of Life. ScopTEL Migration to Rocky 8

CentOS End of Life

As announced in December of 2020, The CentOS Project has shifted focus from CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream. Here are the expected end of life (EOL) dates for our various releases.

  • CentOS Linux 7 EOL: 2024-06-30
  • CentOS Linux 8 EOL: 2021-12-31
  • CentOS Stream 8 EOL: 2024-05-31


It all started with a blog comment.
On December 8, 2020, Red Hat announced that they would discontinue development of CentOS, which has been a production-ready downstream version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in favor of a newer upstream development variant of that operating system known as "CentOS Stream". In response, original founder of CentOS, Gregory Kurtzer, announced via a comment on the CentOS website that he would again start a project to achieve the original goals of CentOS. It's name was chosen as a tribute to early CentOS co-founder Rocky McGaugh. By December 12, the code repository of Rocky Linux had become the top-trending repository on GitHub.
On December 22, 2020, Rocky Linux announced that the target for an initial release was anywhere between March and May of 2021. On January 20, 2021, it was announced that a test repository would be made available to the public by the end of February, and a release candidate was on target for the end of March 2021. However, that date was slightly pushed back, and on April 30, 2021, the first release candidate was officially released. The second release candidate, of version 8.4, the last before the stable release, was released on June 4, 2021. On June 21, 2021, the stable release of Rocky Linux 8.4 was released, with the code name "Green Obsidian".
The Rocky Linux project is hosted by the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF). To learn more about the organizational structure, please check out the page on the topic.
Rocky 8 Official End Of Life date May 31, 2029

Customer Impact and Focus

CentOS has announced End Of Life and ScopSERV has evaluated all its options in regards to replacing CentOS Linux with the least amount of negative impact on our customers. We have determined that the best course of action was to replace CentOS with Rocky 8 Linux.


Until ScopSERV produces an ISO based installation media the official installation procedure is as follows:
  1. Download the minimal Rocky 8 ISO installation ISO from Rocky's website
    1. https://rockylinux.org/download
  2. Install the ISO on your preferred platform and once successfully installed you can download and install the official Rocky 8 ScopTEL Installation Script available from
    1. https://download.scopserv.com/install/

Here's a simplified installation guide to install ScopServ PBX on Rocky Linux 8 using the provided command:

Step 1: Prepare Your System

Start by ensuring that you have a clean installation of Rocky Linux 8 up and running.
Connect to your Rocky Linux system via SSH or open a terminal window if you're working directly on the system.

Step 2: Download and Execute the Installation Script

Download the ScopServ PBX installation script using the `wget` command:
   wget https://download.scopserv.com/install/rocky8.sh
Once the script is downloaded, you can immediately execute it using the following command:
   sh rocky8.sh
The installation script will take care of the installation process for ScopServ PBX on your Rocky Linux 8 system.

Step 3: Access ScopServ PBX

After the installation is successful, you can access the ScopServ PBX web interface using a web browser.
Open a web browser and enter the IP address or hostname of your Rocky Linux 8 system followed by the appropriate port for the ScopServ PBX web interface (usually port 5555).