Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
In April 2017, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS reached its end-of-life. For Ubuntu Advantage customers who can not upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu Server, Canonical is offering Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance). ESM provides ongoing security fixes for the kernel and essential packages through April 2020.
Benefits of ESM
All Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users are encouraged to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But for those who cannot upgrade immediately, Ubuntu 12.04 ESM updates will help ensure the on-going security and integrity of their LTS systems.
Canonical’s Ubuntu security team provide fixes on high and critical CVEs (common vulnerabilities and exposures) for the most commonly used server packages in the Ubuntu main archive. ESM provides the essential continuation of the security updates that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users have always received via a secure, private archive.
Three ways to get ESM through Ubuntu Advantage
Buy direct from the store
Users interested in Ubuntu 12.04 ESM updates can purchase Ubuntu Advantage from our online store.
Buy from AWS Marketplace
For Amazon AWS users, you can purchase Ubuntu Advantage through the AWS Marketplace.
If you’re already a qualifying Ubuntu Advantage customer, you can request your credentials.
Ask on support.canonical.com
How to enable ESM on your system
To enable ESM on your Ubuntu 12.04 systems, from the command line type the following commands and follow the step-by-step instructions: