[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Beta Now Available for Testing

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Tue Mar 15 16:52:39 UTC 2016

We are pleased to announce the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.8, the latest version of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
platform. Nearly six 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 beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 includes a number of
new and updated features to help organizations preserve investments in
existing infrastructure, bolster platform security, enhance
application stability, and systems management/monitoring capabilities,
and embrace some of the latest Linux innovations. Select new and
updated features include:

 * A more streamlined system administration experience thanks to the
inclusion of Relax-and-Recover, a system archiving tool that enables
administrators to create local backups in ISO format that can be
centrally archived and replicated remotely for simplified disaster
recovery operations.

 * The simplified addition of packages via an enhancement of the yum
tool adds intelligence to locate and streamline the process of
locating required packages in unsubscribed Red Hat Network channels
when adding and enabling new features.

 * Libreswan, an implementation of one of the most widely supported
and standardized VPN protocols, replaces openswan as the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 VPN endpoint solution, giving Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 customers access to recent advances in VPN security.

 * Increased interoperability with Active Directory and Identity
Management servers through the addition of new capabilities to the
Identity Management client code (SSSD).

 * The availability of an updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 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.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 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
6.8 beta, please visit: http://red.ht/1XsuQNJ

To access documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the
release notes, visit:

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

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