Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Beta Relesed

The Red Hat team announced availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 Beta, development release for latest stable update in Enterprise Linux 6.x series. RHEL 6.x series has completed almost 6 years in it's life cycle and it was able to provide a stable, proven and predictable system for enterprises.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Beta comes with several enhancements and features to provide a more stable, secure and powerful system for enterprises.

As per official release announcement, some of the notable highlights of this release includes:
  • 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.
See complete release announcement in Redhat blog.

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