Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Red Hat in January 5, 2017 has announced to release the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta.
In addition to a more stable, reliable, and secure foundation for the modern enterprise, what exactly makes people excited about the newly launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta is the support for an updated version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 base image, through which developers and operators are enabled to have their existing workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 migrated into container-based applications, which then can be deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.
Initially released in November of 2010, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 was then superseded by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in June 2014, losing its leadership role in the Linux enterprise platforms of Red Hat. As with the release of a beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is bound to return to competition with other platforms and expect for more customers. Just as the senior product manager of Red Hat Enterprise Linux at Red Hat, Steve Almy, said that the fully-supported release is coming with many impressive improvements, most of which tend to be bug fixes and security patches as most customers expected for Red Hat to provide, besides the same award-winning support involved in the platform since its introduction in November 2010.
If you are curious about some new features and major enhancements introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta, don’t miss the following parts, after that you can also visit this page to check out more details.
Among the incremental new features added in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta, the complete support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 in the shipped security libraries is the most attractive one. Recommended by some modern standards including PCI-DSS v3.1, TLS 1.2 is the latest TLS protocol allowing customers to have peace of mind when making use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with future revisions of security standards. Meanwhile, to match customer expectations, the new version has abandoned several insecure cryptographic protocols and algorithms such as SHA0, RC4, 512-bit DH, and MD5.
As well, the proactive service, Red Hat Insights is now available to all customers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta. It can be used to help with identifying, examining, and resolving some technical issues before your deployment are affected by them. As a system administrator, you can benefit from Red Hat Insights to deliver relevant, actionable information by leveraging the combined knowledge of resolved issues, Red Hat Support Engineers, plus documented solutions.
Moreover, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta offers a set of applications to help customers have complex applications deployed and configured, improve performance, as well as troubleshoot and identify security issues as quickly as possible. All these applications combined together compose the Red Hat Access Labs in a section of the Customer Portal. And according to our research, Registration Assistant, Kickstart Configurator, NFS Helper, Multipath Helper, Linter for Dockerfile, iSCSI Helper, and Code Browser are the most widely-used applications by customers.
Currently, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta can be obtained via three methods. For people who already have a Red Hat subscription, they just need to download ISO image files of the Red Hat Enterprise 6.9 installation DVD from the Software & Download Center, which can be easily found in the Red Hat Customer Portal. For other people, they can choose to either purchase a subscription or obtain a free evaluation one from the Software & Download Center by visiting https://access.redhat.com/downloads. And we believe that the major web hosting providers will offer support for this Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Beta version in the very near future.