In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the regular 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 will end on October 31, 2010.
After this date, Red Hat will discontinue the regular subscription services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Therefore, new bug fix, enhancement, and security errata updates, as well as technical support services will no longer be available for the following products:
Customers still running production workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 are advised to begin planning the upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Active subscribers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux already have access to all currently maintained versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as part of their subscription without additional fees.
For customers who are unable to migrate off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 before its end-of-life date, Red Hat is offering a limited, optional extension program referred to as RHEL 3 ELS. For more information, contact your Red Hat sales representative or channel partner on this program.
Once you are eligible for subscribing to the RHEL 3 ELS channels, read the Red Hat Knowledgebase article DOC-40489 at https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-40489 for detailed information on how to subscribe to the RHEL 3 ELS channels.
Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life-cycle can be found on the Red Hat website: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/