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New Release – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

New release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been released by Red Hat at 21st March 2017. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 comes with lot of new features and updates.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

New Features

Here is new features and major enhancements introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9:

  1. General Updates
  2. Authentication and Interoperability
  3. Clustering
  4. Compiler and Tools
  5. Directory Server in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  6. Hardware Enablement
  7. Installation and Booting
  8. Kernel
  9. Networking
  10. Security
  11. Servers and Services
  12. Storage
  13. Virtualization
  14. Red Hat Software Collections

Updated Components

Also here is updated components:

Component
Version
Kernel
2.6.32-696
QLogic qla2xxx driver
8.07.00.26.06.8-k
QLogic ql2xxx firmware
ql2100-firmware-1.19.38-3.1
ql2200-firmware-2.02.08-3.1
ql23xx-firmware-3.03.27-3.1
ql2400-firmware-7.03.00-1
ql2500-firmware-7.03.00-1
Emulex lpfc driver
0:11.0.0.5
iSCSI initiator utils
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.873-26
DM-Multipath
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.9-100
LVM
lvm2-2.02.143-12

The release announcement also contains a note about the upcoming change in the product’s support status: “Note that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enters Production Phase 3 on May 10, 2017, meaning that subsequent updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 will be limited to qualified critical security fixes and business-impacting urgent issues.” See also the release notes for more information. As always, existing RHEL clients can update to this version free of charge, while potential new customers should consider downloading the 30-day evaluation edition of the product’s 7.x branch instead.

Hardware Support

This new release supporting hardware same as previous versions, you can check your hardware before installation on this link: Certified Hardware

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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