The new Beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 was released recently and with it new improvements are being managed and especially new features and tools that are planned for the stable version.
The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta trial version, brings improvements to Linux security, management tools and containers.
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About Red Hat Enterprise Linux
For those readers who are not familiar with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well known by its acronym RHEL I can tell you that this is a commercial distribution of GNU / Linux developed by Red Hat.
It is the commercial version based on Fedora which in turn is based on the previous Red Hat Linux, similarly to how Novell SUSE Enterprise (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and SLE Server) is with respect to OpenSUSE or Mandriva Corporate with respect to Mandriva Linux One.
While new versions of Fedora come out every 6 months or so, RHEL ones usually come out every 18 to 24 months.
Each of these versions has a series of value-added services on the basis of which your business is based (support, training, consulting, certification, etc.)
Each version released currently has support for at least 10 years from the release date of GA (General Availability) (or version ending in .0), during this time, several stages of support are divided.
About the new beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Latest updates from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is designed to provide control, confidence and freedom for demanding business environments, as well as to keep pace with innovations in the cloud and support new and existing IT production managers in companies.
This new beta version is focused on improving support for enterprise-class cloud while still supporting traditional IT solutions.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 beta adds new features and enhancements, emphasizing security and compliance features, management and automation, and innovation in Linux packaging.
To be more closely aligned with Linux containers and cloud advancements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 beta introduces Podman, which is part of the Red Hat Lightweight Container Toolkit.
By using the hardware module 2.0 Trusted Platform Module (TPM), the role of NBDE has been extended to provide two layers of security for hybrid cloud operations: a network-based mechanism for the cloud and the use of deployment Internal TPM helps keep the disk more secure.
To better integrate with anti-intrusion measures,the firewall operations through Red Hat Enterprise Linux have been improved.
The NFT command line tool now also provides better control over packet filtering, providing greater global visibility and simplified configuration for system security. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Management and automation
The task of managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 continues to improve, and The latest beta release introduces enhancements to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux web console, including:
- Show available updates on the system summary page
- automatically configure single sign-on for identity management to help simplify this task for security administrators
- Interface to control firewall services
- Lastly, the Berkeley Extended Packet Filter (EBPF) integration provides a more secure and efficient mechanism for monitoring activity in the kernel and helps enable other network monitoring and performance monitoring tools in the future.
Download the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta
They must remember that it is a trial version and it should only be used for testing under virtual machines or on computers where errors that may arise are not compromised, this beta is basically launched to report errors identified by the users who tested it.
You can request the beta image from the following link.