NREC GOLD images

The NREC Team provides prebuilt images for user consumption. We try to include popular Linux distributions as well as Windows images with an up to date patch level and basic features needed for working in the cloud.

Current GOLD images

Currently available GOLD images in NREC:

GOLD image

Family

Default user name

Boot FW

End of Life

Notes

Alma Linux 8

RedHat

almalinux

UEFI

May, 2029

Downstream RHEL [1]

Alma Linux 9

RedHat

almalinux

UEFI

May, 2032

Downstream RHEL [1]

CentOS Stream 9

RedHat

cloud-user [2]

BIOS

unknown

Upstream RHEL [1]

Debian 11

Debian

debian

UEFI

June, 2026

“Bullseye” release

Debian 12

Debian

debian

UEFI

June, 2028

“Bookworm” release

Fedora 39

RedHat

fedora

UEFI

Dec, 2024

Fedora 40

RedHat

fedora

UEFI

May, 2025

UiO Managed RHEL 8

RedHat

cloud-user

BIOS

May, 2029

UiO projects only

UiO Managed RHEL 9

RedHat

cloud-user

UEFI

May, 2032

UiO projects only

Rocky Linux 8

RedHat

rocky

BIOS

May, 2029

Downstream RHEL [1]

Rocky Linux 9

RedHat

rocky

UEFI

May, 2032

Downstream RHEL [1]

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

BIOS

April, 2025

“Focal Fossa”

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

UEFI

April, 2027

“Jammy Jellyfish”

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

UEFI

April, 2029

“Noble Numbat”

Windows Server 2019 Std

Windows

Admin

UEFI

January, 2029

Licensed in BGO only

Windows Server 2022 Std

Windows

Admin

UEFI

October, 2031

Licensed in BGO only

In addition, the following GOLD images are available to GPU users. These images have the correct GPU driver preinstalled:

GOLD image

Family

Default user name

Boot FW

End of Life

Notes

vGPU Alma Linux 8

RedHat

almalinux

UEFI

May, 2029

Downstream RHEL [1]

vGPU Alma Linux 9

RedHat

almalinux

UEFI

May, 2032

Downstream RHEL [1]

vGPU Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

BIOS

April, 2025

“Focal Fossa”

vGPU Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

UEFI

April, 2027

“Jammy Jellyfish”

vGPU Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

UEFI

April, 2029

“Noble Numbat”

Retired GOLD images

The following GOLD images are retired and no longer available:

GOLD image

Family

Default user name

Boot FW

End of Life

Notes

CentOS 7

RedHat

centos

BIOS

May, 2024

Downstream RHEL [1]

CentOS 8

RedHat

centos

BIOS

Dec, 2021

Downstream RHEL [1]

CentOS Stream 8

RedHat

centos [3]

BIOS

May, 2024

Upstream RHEL [1]

Fedora 34

RedHat

fedora

BIOS

May, 2022

Fedora 35

RedHat

fedora

BIOS

November, 2022

Fedora 36

RedHat

fedora

BIOS

June, 2023

Fedora 37

RedHat

fedora

UEFI

December, 2023

Fedora 38

RedHat

fedora

UEFI

May, 2024

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Debian

ubuntu

BIOS

April, 2023

Ubuntu 21.04

Debian

ubuntu

BIOS

Dec, 2021

Ubuntu 21.10

Debian

ubuntu

BIOS

July, 2022

Debian 9

Debian

debian

BIOS

June, 2022

“Stretch” release

Debian 10

Debian

debian

BIOS

June, 2024

“Buster” release

UiO Managed RHEL 7

RedHat

cloud-user

BIOS

June, 2024

UiO projects only

UiO Managed

Shared projects with an organization affiliation to UiO have access to the “UiO Managed” images. An instance created from any of these images will instantly be automatically managed by the IT department at UiO. This includes CFEngine configuration management, monitoring and everything else.