[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta Now Available for Testing
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list
rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Tue May 5 16:22:25 UTC 2015
We are pleased to announce the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.7, the latest version of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform.
Nearly five years into its lifecycle, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
continues to provide a stable, proven, and predictable foundation for
organizations seeking to build and deploy large, complex IT projects
The enhanced functionality provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta
enables organizations to tailor their infrastructure for the business
needs of today while remaining flexible enough to prepare for the IT
challenges of tomorrow, starting with helping enterprises to preserve
investments in existing infrastructure. These include:
* Increased interoperability with Active Directory and Identity
Management servers through the addition of new capabilities to the
Identity Management client code (SSSD).
* Clufter, included as a Technology Preview, a tool/library for
analyzing and transforming cluster configuration formats enables system
administrators to update existing high-availability configurations to
run on the latest high-availability tools from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta also delivers a number of improvements
that bolster security, stability, and systems management/monitoring
* The ability to specify allowed mount options in udev rules - a
feature that can be used, for example, to restrict removable media to
read-only mode, as a security measure to prevent data leakage.
* The inclusion of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)
Workbench - an easy-to-use tool that functions as an SCAP scanner and
provides tailoring functionality for SCAP content through an intuitive
graphical user interface.
* An update of Performance Co-Pilot (PCP), delivering new and enhanced
performance metric collectors and monitoring tools.
Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta continues to incorporate
and adopt new technologies that enable enterprise organizations to
embrace the latest Linux innovations across physical, virtual, and cloud
deployment environments. Notable inclusions are:
* LVM Cache moving from Technology Preview into a fully supported
feature, allows users to create logical volumes with a small fast
storage device performing as a cache for a larger slower device. This
essentially maximizes the benefits associated with using expensive
(fast) storage while helping to limit costs.
* The availability of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 base image which
enables customers to migrate their traditional workloads into
container-based applications - suitable for deployment on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.
For access to the documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta,
including the release notes, please visit:
RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 6.7 BETA AVAILABILITY
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta is now available in the Red Hat
Customer Portal to all customers with an active Red Hat Enterprise Linux
subscription. To access and download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 beta,
please visit: https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/channels/Beta.do
To access documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, visit:
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team
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