Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1

3 Dicembre 2019



Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux è una distribuzione Linux per ambienti di produzione, basata su soluzioni con software open source, che fornisce un ampio supporto ai clienti. La controparte free sponsorizzata da Red Hat è data dal progetto Fedora, dove vengono sperimentate nuove soluzioni che poi potranno venir adottate in RHEL.

Versione 8.1

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

A consistent, predictable release cycle
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 is the first Red Hat Enterprise Linux release to follow the predictable release cadence announced at Red Hat Summit 2019, with minor releases available every six months. This schedule provides Red Hat’s customers and partners with the capacity to more deliberately prepare for new releases while minimizing unplanned outages and downtime of critical systems. The predictable release cycle also enables Red Hat partners, from software providers to hardware vendors, to build and deliver the next generation of their innovative offerings with a clear timetable of when a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 release will be available.

More intelligent management through enhanced automation
All supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions now include access to Red Hat Insights, Red Hat’s proactive analytics offering. Intended to help address configuration and other system issues before they impact production, Red Hat Insights has more than 1,000 rules for operating Red Hat Enterprise Linux on-premises or on public clouds such as AWS and Microsoft Azure.   These rules support analytics for workloads such as SAP HANA and Microsoft SQL Server and help IT administrators to more quickly address performance, security, availability and stability risks to keep operations running smoothly.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 also adds new Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles, streamlining the process for setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux subsystems to handle specific functions, such as storage, networking, time synchronization, kdump and SElinux. This expands the existing collection of Ansible system roles for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, better supplementing configuration automation across various versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployed as the backbone of enterprise IT infrastructure.

Pairing innovation with enterprise-grade security
As global organizations seek to gain a competitive edge or simply serve their end users better, they often look to transform through digital technologies like Linux containers, microservices, Kubernetes or hybrid cloud services. All of this innovation, however, requires the same level of security and compliance scrutiny of traditional software and hardware deployments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 continues Red Hat’s commitment to delivering open innovation paired with the software security advancements required to protect sensitive data and workloads.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 adds full support for live kernel patching to help IT operations teams keep pace with a shifting threat landscape without incurring excessive system downtime. Kernel updates can now be applied to remediate Critical or Important Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) while reducing the need for a system reboot, helping to keep critical workloads running more securely. Additional security enhancements include enhanced CVE remediation, kernel-level memory protection and application whitelisting technologies.

Container-centric SELinux profiles are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, making it possible to create more tailored security policies to control how containerized services access host system resources. This makes it easier to harden production systems against security threats targeting cloud-native applications and provides a more streamlined way to maintain regulatory compliance by reducing the risk of running privileged containers.

As the foundation for mission-critical, sensitive workloads, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 has been architected for many of the latest security certifications including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and Common Criteria (CC).

Refining hybrid cloud application development
Developing the next wave of enterprise applications for hybrid cloud deployments requires a consistent set of supported developer tools and services, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 further builds out these capabilities to support enterprise developers. The latest stable versions of popular open source tools and languages, like golang and .NET Core, are included, as well as the ability to power modern data processing workloads including Microsoft SQL Server and SAP solutions.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 is also the first Red Hat Enterprise Linux release in the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux development lifecycle, which includes communities, projects and programs  to meet specific developer needs:

  • Fedora provides an opportunity for developers to engage with the future of the Linux kernel and encourages participation to shape the leading-edge of the operating system.

  • CentOS Stream provides ecosystem developers with a “rolling preview” of what’s next in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, helping them build production applications with the future in mind.

  • The Red Hat Universal Base Image, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, offers a cost-free, redistributable image for creating cloud-native applications based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This provides a clear path for developers to more easily create applications that are ready for certification and production across Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio.

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription, a no-cost, self-supported subscription that provides a dev/test environment for applications that are meant to be deployed into production on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.


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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1

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Si tratta del primo update del ramo 8.x

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