NREC GOLD images

Last changed: 2022-08-11

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:

GOLD image Family Default user name Boot FW End of Life Notes
Alma Linux 8 RedHat almalinux UEFI May, 2029 Downstream RHEL *
CentOS 7 RedHat centos BIOS May, 2024 Downstream RHEL *
CentOS Stream 8 RedHat centos BIOS May, 2024 Upstream RHEL *
CentOS Stream 9 RedHat centos ** BIOS unknown Upstream RHEL *
Debian 10 Debian debian BIOS June, 2024 “Buster” release
Debian 11 Debian debian UEFI June, 2026 “Bullseye” release
Fedora 36 RedHat fedora BIOS June, 2023  
UiO Managed RHEL 7 RedHat cloud-user BIOS June 2024 UiO projects only
UiO Managed RHEL 8 RedHat cloud-user BIOS May, 2029 UiO projects only
Rocky Linux 8 RedHat rocky BIOS May, 2029 Downstream RHEL *
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Debian ubuntu BIOS April, 2023  
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Debian ubuntu BIOS April, 2025  
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Debian ubuntu BIOS April, 2032  
Windows Server 2019 Std Windows Admin BIOS Janary, 2024 Activation in BGO only

Retired GOLD images:

GOLD image Family Default user name Boot FW End of Life Notes
CentOS 8 RedHat centos BIOS Dec, 2021 Downstream RHEL *
Fedora 34 RedHat fedora BIOS May, 2022  
Fedora 35 RedHat fedora BIOS November, 2022  
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
“Downstream RHEL” means that this is a binary compatible distribution build on Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), trailing the release closely. “Upstream RHEL” means that this distribution is ahead of RHEL, so if RHEL is in 8.*n* release, the Stream release will be somewhere near the future 8.*n+1* RHEL release.
Prior to GOLD images released after July 1, 2022 the default username for CentOS Stream 9 was “cloud-user”

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.