[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 
with confidence.

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 
capabilities, including:
  * 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 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:


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