[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Now Generally Available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Tue Apr 10 14:49:00 UTC 2018

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.5, the latest version of the world’s leading
enterprise Linux platform. Serving as a consistent foundation for
hybrid cloud environments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 provides
enhanced security and compliance controls, tools to reduce storage
costs, and improved usability, as well as further integration with
Microsoft Windows infrastructure both on-premise and in Microsoft

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 includes hundreds of new and improved
features that continue to extend the central themes for the premier
modern operating system:

  * Security and compliance: The security controls built into Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.5 deliver added freedom for enterprises to extend
their infrastructure into public clouds; build, design, and interact
with Windows infrastructure; and deploy more mature workloads within
containers. This includes:
      * Easier deployment of compliance and security configurations at
scale through the integration of OpenSCAP in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
with Red Hat Ansible Automation, generating Ansible Playbooks directly
from scans. The resulting playbooks can be used by Ansible Automation
to implement remediations rapidly and consistently across the
      * Enhanced usability and security features with additional
Microsoft integration, including security enhancements of data
transfers within and to Microsoft Azure, streamlined management and
communication with Windows Server, and performance integration
improvements with complex Microsoft Active Directory architectures.
      * Enhanced container security that includes proactive security
and compliance configuration at build, fine-grained security controls,
and host layer access controls.
      * Secure sensitive data in the cloud and on-premise with
security enhancements to Network-Bound Disk Encryption that support
automatic decryption of data volumes.
  * Performance and efficiency: As enterprises seek to extend their
existing investments, they continue to optimize storage to extend
resources and reduce costs. Virtual data optimizer (VDO), new in Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, is designed to reduce the costs of data in
the cloud and on-premise by up to 83%. Through inline deduplication
and compression, VDO eliminates data redundancy and increases
effective capacity of new and existing storage up to six times.
  * Platform manageability: Existing skill set re-use, or lack
thereof, continues to be a challenge in organizations optimizing IT
investments and deploying new technologies. Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7.5 reduces the learning curve for new Linux administrators, Windows
users, experts performing advanced troubleshooting, and developers
with self-service needs who do not need to get into the command line.
As an easy-to-use web interface, the cockpit admin console provides
ongoing management of individual systems, includes additional use
cases for network and storage management, including support for
virtual data optimizer (VDO).
  * Linux containers: The Buildah utility has moved out of tech
preview in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Atomic Host 7.5 and is now fully supported. Customers can utilize
Buildah to create and modify Linux container images without the docker
  * Availability across multiple architectures: Red Hat continues to
improve customers experience by supporting different architectural
choices for datacenter infrastructure. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
introduces simultaneous availability across all supported
architectures, including x86, IBM Power, IBM z Systems and 64-bit Arm.
This release also brings support for single host KVM virtualization
and Open Container Initiative (OCI)-formated runtime environment and
base image to IBM z Systems.

Also now generally available - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
7.5 - the latest version of Red Hat's container workload-optimized
host platform (available with most Red Hat Enterprise Linux

You may find the detailed highlights of what’s new in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.5 in the technical brief available at
or get full details in the release notes:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 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 7.5,
please visit: https://access.redhat.com/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux

To access documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Atomic Host, visit:
  * https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/red-hat-enterprise-linux/
  * https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/red-hat-enterprise-linux-atomic-host/

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