Connections currently only supports CentOS/RHEL, which is EOL soon on June 30, 2024. CentOS has switched from downstream to upstream, so CentOS 8 will be hard for you to support and for us to administrative I guess.
Rocky Linux is a downstream alternative from the original CentOS founder, providing a free and open bug-for-bug compatible distribution to RHEL. They provide long support ranges, Rocky Linux (CentOS) 8 is supported until December 31, 2029.
What is the future strategy from HCL? I'd like to use a free and open community OS like Rocky Linux. And I think it's time for something more long term than just supporting CentOS 7. I'll install CNX 7 soon and should use CentOS 7, which means I can re-install the servers in less than 3 years just because of the OS? Since CentOS has no upgrade path like Ubuntu, this is unnecessary overhead.