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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Enters Beta with Exciting New Features and Many Improvements

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Powered by the Linux 5.14 kernel series, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta is here to give the community a preview of the next major release of the award-winning and acclaimed Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system for desktop, server and cloud computing.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta introduces enhanced web console performance metrics to better identify various causes that may affect the performance of your systems, along with the ability to export these metrics to popular analysis and reporting tools like Grafana.

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What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta

  • What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Beta is now available and delivers exciting new features and many more improvements. RHEL 9 Beta is based on upstream kernel version 5.14 and provides a preview of the next major update of RHEL. This release is designed for demanding hybrid multicloud deployments that range from physical, on-premises, public cloud to edge.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Beta Released

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Beta Released

    Red Hat today announced the first public beta of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 brings improvements to its Cockpit web console including the ability now to apply kernel live patches from the web console. RHEL 9 Beta also has additional security profiles, integrated OpenSSL 3 support, IMA integration, SSH root password login is finally disabled by default, improvements around container development, and more. There is also a wealth of updated packages like using GCC 11 as the default system compiler, Python 3.9, LLVM 12, and other updates.

Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux 9 beta

  • Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux 9 beta

    Red Hat has launched its eponymous Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 beta and promised admin and IT ops people there will be less of a need for them to learn new ways of doing things.

    Red Hat said the latest beta is based on upstream kernel version 5.14 and provides a preview of the next major update of RHEL. It punted the new version as being designed for “demanding hybrid multi-cloud deployments that range from physical, on-premises, public cloud to edge”.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta is here

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta is here

    We’ve been working hard on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta is now available—and it’s been built with production stability and development agility in mind. Built from CentOS Stream, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta delivers an easier application development experience based on a new platform with powerful capabilities.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 drops in beta version

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 drops in beta version

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 9 released today as a beta, bringing about a dozen major new features focused on security and compliance, simplified management and automation. But the biggest news might be the lack of changes to the management and administration tools from the previous version, which could make adoption fairly painless.

    The key new management features include enhanced web-console performance metrics for easier diagnosis of problems, live kernel patching without the need for downtime, and an easier way to create new OS images.

Red hat Enterprises Linux 9 Beta Available to Download and Test

  • Red hat Enterprises Linux 9 Beta Available to Download and Test

    The new beta also offers smaller binaries due to link time optimization. “Link Time Optimization (LTO) is enabled in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, and the system comes with a number of packages that are built with it. As a result, applications have smaller and faster binaries and allow deeper inspection of source code at compile time. This can improve GCC diagnostics for potential coding errors, such as One Definition Rule (ODR) violations. Go 1.16 brings support for the new embed package, enabling developers to bundle supporting data files into their Go programs and simplify developing with Go. With Go 1.16, modules are enabled by default making language dependencies easier to manage. Additionally, there are also several other improvements and performance optimizations. With the latest LLVM 12 toolset, developers can take advantage of fresher tooling, and compatibility with other code built with compatible versions of LLVM/Clang.” Additional information is available in the company’s release announcement and in the release notes. The new beta release is available through the Red Hat customer portal.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 beta testing has begun

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 beta testing has begun

    Red Hat has announced the first beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 . Ready- to-use installation images have been prepared for registered users of Red Hat Customer Portal ( CentOS Stream 9 iso images can also be used to evaluate functionality ). Package repositories are available without restriction for x86_64, s390x (IBM System z), ppc64le, and Aarch64 (ARM64) architectures. The sources for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 rpm packages are located in the CentOS Git repository . The release is expected in the first half of next year. In line with a 10-year support cyclethe RHEL 9 distribution will be maintained until 2032. Updates for RHEL 7 will continue to be released until June 30, 2024, and RHEL 8 until May 31, 2029.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is notable for its move to a more open development process. Unlike previous branches, the CentOS Stream 9 package base was used as the basis for building the distribution.… CentOS Stream is positioned as an upstream project for RHEL, allowing third-party participants to control the preparation of packages for RHEL, propose their changes and influence decisions. Previously, a snapshot of one of the Fedora releases was used as the basis for a new RHEL branch, which was refined and stabilized behind closed doors, without the ability to control the development process and decisions made. Now, based on the Fedora snapshot, with the participation of the community, the CentOS Stream branch is being formed, in which the preparatory work is carried out and the basis for a new significant RHEL branch is formed.

The first fruits of CentOS Stream: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9...

  • The first fruits of CentOS Stream: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta

    This latest look at the future of RHEL is based on the controversial CentOS Stream Linux distribution. While many CentOS users have grumbled about CentOS becoming RHEL's upstream rather than a Linux distro in its own right, RHEL 9 shows that the new CentOS model has delivered what the company wanted from it. In the meantime, former CentOS users now have RHEL clones Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux or can turn to CloudLinux for CentOS 8 support.

    But, if you want to know what's what with RHEL 9 so far, here's what we know. First, it's based on Linux kernel 5.14. It will run on four different architectures: Intel/AMD64 (x86_64); ARM 64-bit (aarch64); IBM Power LE (ppc64le); and IBM Z (s390x). And, in case you've been, unlike RHEL 8.x, you should be able to run RHEL 9 with Mac M1 processors.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta -- more features for users

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta -- more features for users, fewer headaches for admins

    The launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Beta today marks a bit of a change from previous releases. While it has many improvements and enhancements that customers have asked for, there are fewer changes that require admins and IT Ops to learn new ways of doing things.

    This means anyone already familiar with RHEL 8 should feel at home. Among new features are enhanced web console performance metrics, kernel live patching via the web console, and streamlined image building.

    Security and compliance improvements include smart card authentication via the web console so users can make use of smart card authentication to access remote hosts, additional security profiles to help compliance with standards like PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and others. There's also detailed logging of SSSD -- the built-in enterprise single-sign-on framework -- and integrated OpenSSL 3 cryptographic framework support.

Red Hat focuses on simplified automation

  • Red Hat focuses on simplified automation and container development in RHEL 9 Beta release

    Linux platform company Red Hat Inc. today announced the beta release of the next major update to its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

    RHEL 9 Beta features numerous updates aimed at making it a better platform for the most demanding hybrid multicloud deployments, with simplified automation and management capabilities and improved container development at the top of the list.

    RHEL is a Linux-based operating system that’s widely used by large enterprises and smaller businesses. It’s one of the most reliable platforms of its kind, known for its ability to support diverse workloads in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Red Hat offers various versions of RHEL designed to run on computer servers, mainframes, SAP applications, desktops, edge devices and OpenStack.

    In a blog post, Red Hat explains that RHEL 9 will be something of a departure from previous releases in that, although it still offers many improvements, there are far fewer changes that will require administrators to learn new ways of doing things. In other words, anyone who’s familiar with the RHEL 8 release is sure to feel right at home with RHEL 9.

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