CloudBees maintenance lifecycle policies

CloudBees will no longer be supporting CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x after July 30, 2020. This end-of-life announcement allows CloudBees to focus on driving new technology and product innovation for CloudBees Core. For information on moving to CloudBees Core, please refer to Migrating from CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x to CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms which has been created to help you with the migration process. Existing customers can also contact their CSM to help ensure a smooth transition.

This page provides the maintenance lifecycle and End of Life policies for CloudBees products.

For CloudBees Accelerator, see CloudBees Accelerator EOL schedule.

CloudBees releases product updates for CloudBees Core, CloudBees Jenkins Distribution, CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution, CloudBees Jenkins Platform, and CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.x in two different ways:

Rolling releases

Rolling releases are published approximately once per month. Each new rolling release includes important fixes and new features for the platform.

Maintenance updates and support for rolling releases

CloudBees provides maintenance updates for only the latest rolling release.

CloudBees provides diagnostic support of issues reported in rolling releases that are up to a year old. If a customer is running a rolling release more than one year old, CloudBees may require the customer to upgrade to a supported rolling release before diagnosing the issue.

Currently supported rolling releases


Release and release notes

Release date


CloudBees Core for Traditional Platforms - Client Master



CloudBees Core for Traditional Platforms - Operations Center



CloudBees Core for Cloud Platforms



CloudBees Jenkins Distribution



CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution

version 5



CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise




CloudBees Jenkins Platform



CloudBees Jenkins Platform Operations Center



Fixed releases

Fixed releases are a more conservative release model, suitable for organizations that prefer a conservative approach to upgrades over new features and feature enhancements. Fixed release lines deliver a release only when security fixes for the distribution are released, and consist solely of incremental security and high-severity bug patches.

Maintenance updates and support for fixed releases

CloudBees provides maintenance updates to a fixed release for 9 months following its availability date and support for 12 months following its release.

For example, if a high-severity issue is resolved within 9 months of the release being made available, that fix will be backported to any fixed releases that fall within the 9-month maintenance window. If a customer encounters a problem that is resolved in the next release, and the currently installed version is out of the maintenance period, CloudBees support will recommend that the customer move to the current fixed release.

Currently supported fixed releases

Release Release Date Maintenance End Support End Products


February 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

February 19, 2020

  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform

  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform Operations Center


July 17, 2019

April 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform

  • CloudBees Jenkins Operations Center

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