New container images for Enterprise Linux 9 for arm64 architecture

New container images for Enterprise Linux

On July 4, 2023, we released the first container images for Enterprise Linux family systems on ARM64 architecture (aarch64). We produce images for a number of operating systems in this family.

As of today these are:

  • EuroLinux 9
  • AlmaLinux 9
  • CentOS Stream 9
  • Oracle Linux 9
  • Rocky Linux 9.

All of these images have changes in their tagging. As of now, the naming scheme of the images for the latest versions is as follows: $SYSTEM_NAME-$SYSTEM_VERSION:latest-$ARCHITECTURE (a tag alone is: latest-$ARCHITECTURE). The naming used earlier, that is $SYSTEM_NAME-$SYSTEM_VERSION:latest (only the tag: latest) currently points to a manifest of images.

What's important, the change is completely neutral for existing users. The image manifest works like an alias, so for a container runtime environment running on aarch64 (arm64) architecture, an arm64 (aarch64) image will automatically be downloaded, and for an environment running on x86_64 architecture, an amd64 (x86_64) image will automatically be downloaded. The entire change adds new architectures to the officially supported architectures for our container images.

EuroLinux 9 images reference

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