FreeBSD 11.1 released with Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Generation 2

The FreeBSD release engineering team has announced release of FreeBSD 11.1, latest update cum maintenance release in FreeBSD 11.x branch. This release brings various bug fixes, package updates and other enhancements to provide a more consistent experience in production systems.

FreeBSD 11.1 as a stable release of a generic operating system, comes in different varieties and support for a wide range of architectures and platforms. It is available for the amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, sparc64, armv6, and aarch64 architectures. It can be installed using bootable disc image, usb drive, or over network.
FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE release takes over FreeBSD 11.0 release with following features:
  • Clang, LLVM, LLD, LLDB, and libc++ have been updated to version4.0.0.
  • Many third-party (contributed) software updates, such as the Elf ToolChain, ACPICA, libarchive(3), ntpd(8), unbound(8), and more.
  • Support for blacklistd(8) has been added to OpenSSH.
  • The zfsbootcfg(8) utility has been added, providing one-timeboot.config(5)-style options for zfsboot(8).
  • The efivar(8) utility has been added, providing an interface tomanage UEFI variables.
  • Support for Microsoft(R) Hyper-V(TM) Generation 2 virtual machines has been added.
  • The ena(4) driver has been added, providing support for "nextgeneration" 
  • Enhanced Networking on the Amazon(R) EC2(TM) platform.
  • The NFS client now supports the Amazon(R) Elastic File System(TM)(EFS).
  • The EFI loader can now access remote files via TFTP in addition toNFS as a runtime configuration option.
  • ZFS now stores compressed data in cache, improving cache hit ratesand performance.
  • Several updates to provide build reproducibility.
For more information and download links, see release announcement published by FreeBSD release engineering team.

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