RHEL 8.5 is ready for testing

Get ready for the upgrade Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)?? With the just-released RHEL 8.5 Beta, you can see the future.Above all, you Explicit beta subscription is no longer required Get the operating system. From now on, all Red Hat accounts will come with an unlimited number of Red Hat Beta Access subscriptions.

So what does this beta bring to us?

To get started, RHEL’s web console based on open source cockpit The project can now apply live patches to the kernel. Previously, you could only keep Linux running while using the shell to update the kernel in real time.

The updated web console also includes an enhanced performance metric page. This makes it easier to identify and cause spikes in CPU, memory, disk, and network resource utilization. In addition, you can export metrics more easily. Grafana A server to find out more about what’s happening on the server.

Red Hat We are also continuing that integration Ansible DevOps Program to RHEL. RHEL system roles now use Ansible roles and modules to configure, automate, and manage RHEL services. In this beta, the roles of the new or enhanced system are:

  • Microsoft SQL Server RHEL System Role: Allows IT administrators and DBAs to install, configure, and tune SQL Server more quickly in an automated way.

  • The role of the VPN RHEL system: Reduces the time it takes to configure a VPN tunnel and reduces the risk of misconfiguration and the use of deprecated settings. It also supports host-to-host and mesh VPN configurations.

  • Postfix RHEL System Role: For some time, in Tech Preview, Postfix’s RHEL System role is fully supported in RHEL 8.5. This allows administrators to skip manual Postfix configuration, automate how the server is installed, configured, and started, and specify custom settings to better control Postfix’s behavior in the environment.

  • RHEL system role for timesync: Uses the new Network Time Security (NTS) option as part of the existing timesync system role.

  • RHEL System Role for Storage: Adds support for LVM (Logical Volume Manager) VDO (Virtual Data Optimizer) volumes and volume sizes, which can be expressed as a percentage of the total size of the pool.

want to know more?Please check Overview of the role of the RHEL system Learn how to install and use the RHEL system role.

There are many other improvements.The most important of these is that it comes with a beta version OpenJDK 17, Latest Open Source Reference Implementation of Java SE..It also comes with Network Time Security (NTS) Essential Network Time Protocol (NTP)..

Hopefully everything is in beta, RHEL 8.5 will ship in early November. In the meantime, you can kick the beta tires to see if it’s worth the move.

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