Key updates include support for the latest generation of enterprise hardware as well as remediation for the recently disclosed Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)/ZombieLoad vulnerabilities.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers can now try out the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 beta release was recently announced in the company’s official blog post.
The beta release comes with a host of enhancements and bug fixes to help deliver a powerful, flexible platform for hybrid cloud computing. Key updates include support for the latest generation of enterprise hardware as well as remediation for the recently disclosed Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)/ZombieLoad vulnerabilities.
Other features include performance enhancements for the network stack as well as the ability to offload virtual switching operations to network interface card (NIC) hardware.
These features also improve the operation of Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift deployments, both built on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, that use virtual switching and network function virtualization (NFV).
RHEL 7.7 marks the final release in the Full Support Phase (formerly known as “Production Phase 1”) of the RHEL 7 lifecycle, wrote Chris Baker – Manager, product marketing, Red Hat Enterprise Linux at Red Hat.
RHEL 7.7 beta users will get access to Red Hat Insights
Additionally, RHEL 7.7 beta users will have default access to Red Hat Insights as part of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription.
Encompassing Red Hat’s extensive expertise in delivering enterprise Linux deployments, Red Hat Insights provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based predictive analytics solution, helping enterprise IT teams to better assess and mitigate potential problems to their systems before they impact production.
“This 10-year lifecycle is a key feature of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. With RHEL 7 entering the next phase of its lifecycle, future releases will emphasize production stability, rather than introducing net-new features,” Baker added.
According to the company, interested users can access a 30-day evaluation trial of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 beta.