[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 now available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Thu May 19 18:01:37 UTC 2011

We announced today the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
which provides our customers with more flexibility, efficiency and
control of their data center.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is the first service pack since the
release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.  As with every service pack,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 consolidates all patches and security
updates since the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and
maintains application compatibility, ISV and IHV support.

Already the established leader as both a virtual machine guest and
hypervisor host, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 introduces new
features that solidify Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the standard
operating system platform for the enterprise.  To that end, this
service pack:

* Sets a new SpecVirt record in multi-core scaling due to its
   reduced overhead of networking and storage.  It also brings more
   control to managing the virtual machine with enhanced resource
   management (cgroups) to ensure predictable performance of
   critical applications.

* Achieves better performance and provides more configuration
   options for advanced networking storage.  Enhancements to FCoE,
   Data Center Bridging and iSCSI offload allow networked storage to
   deliver the quality of service commonly associated with directly
   connected storage.

* Achieves more enterprise reliability with support for the latest
   availability features like hot-plug of processor and memory.

* Extends our current clustering solution (available with the High
   Availability Add-On) to the virtual environment allowing for
   high availability of virtual machines and applications running
   inside those virtual machines.

* Includes updated developer tools that allow you to inspect
   additional levels of processor memory with the help of Valgrind
   and learn more about running processes with SystemTap.  These
   enhancements have been integrated into the Eclipse IDE for a
   unified development experience.

* Provides an easier transition to IPv6 catered to optimized
   networking, firewall and DHCP/DNS services. This service pack
   also introduces several new technologies that enable smoother
   enterprise deployments and tighter integration with heterogeneous

* Includes enterprise identity services based on the open source
   FreeIPA project to provide an authentication and authorization
   framework for large enterprise deployments.

* Introduces new certificate-based subscription management tools
   that provide customers with more visibility into what type of
   subscription they have purchased and what systems have been
   entitled to that subscription(s).

We are thankful to our partners and our customers who worked
closely with us to develop this high quality release, and look
forward to their continued collaboration in future releases.

Visit www.redhat.com/rhel/server/whats_new for more details.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

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