[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 GA Available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Tue Sep 16 19:22:46 UTC 2014

Greetings Red Hat Partners:

We are pleased to announce the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
5.11, the final minor release of the mature Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 
platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 reiterates Red Hat’s commitment 
to a 10-year product lifecycle for all major Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
releases and offers a secure, stable, and reliable platform for critical 
enterprise applications.

In addition to security and stability enhancements, Red Hat Enterprise 
Linux 5.11 provides additional updates to subscription management, 
debugging capabilities, and more, including:

  * New storage drivers - Updates that provide customers with the 
benefits of some of the latest storage adapters from Red Hat hardware 

  * Enhancements to Red Hat Access Support’s debugging capabilities - 
Red Hat Access Support makes it easier for customers to manage, 
diagnose, and engage with Red Hat directly through a console within Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

  * Improvements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux guests running on VMWare ESXi.

  * More information from subscription management services that makes 
managing subscriptions easier through both the GUI and command line.

  * Updates OpenSCAP to version 1.0.8, certified by the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Security Content 
Automation Protocol (SCAP) 1.2 in the Authenticated Configuration 
Scanner category with the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) 
option. The new certification adds Red Hat to a short list of vendors 
qualified for the complex SCAP standard, making OpenSCAP and Red Hat 
important factors in the security space. With this new certification, 
openscap 1.0.8 can run SCAP content correctly written to the 1.2 
standard from any source, such as the Red Hat Security Response Team's 
Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) content, DISA's 
Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG), the National 
Vulnerability Database (NVD) OVAL repository, and others.

Supporting Quote
Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform Business Unit, 
Red Hat:
"Red Hat’s commitment to a long, stable product lifecycle is a key 
benefit for enterprise customers who rely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
for their critical applications. While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 is 
the final minor release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform, the 
enhancements it offers in terms of security and reliability are designed 
to maintain the platform’s viability for years to come."

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 is available now on the Red Hat Customer 
Portal to all customers and partners with an active Red Hat Enterprise 
Linux subscription at https://access.redhat.com/downloads/. Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 5 remains actively supported until March 31, 2017, when 
it is scheduled to be retired.

Additional Resources
For access to the documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11, 
including the release notes, please visit: 

To review the product life cycle phases for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 
see: https://access.redhat.com/site/support/policy/updates/errata/

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