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Red Hat Adds New Features To RHEL 8.2, Soon To Be GA


Red Hat is really grabbing a lot of attention. How? Red Hat’s revenue grew 18% in the last quarter and up almost 50% over last year. One of the reason for this is that Red Hat got the advantage of IBM’s deep rooted industry presence and strong client relationships. Another reason is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and the hybrid cloud built upon it have become popular among the users.

Stefanie Chiras, RHEL’s VP and GM, said, “ Right now, IT organizations need to do more with existing technologies in their established software stack; they need to drive operational stability and maintain service availability, frequently with remote or limited IT teams, without mortgaging their technological future. RHEL 8.2 provides this and more, with proactive, intelligent monitoring capabilities and enterprise-ready container tools, enabling IT teams to support the crucial needs of today while maintaining ready to take on a cloud-native future, whenever their operations can support it.”

Red Hat launched the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2 Beta in January 2020 and will be generally available soon. It brings new features and improvements such as installation enhancements and better upgrade experience, resource management to optimize workloads on large systems, new container tools, and also Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI).

So, let’s us brief what are the various updates that Red Hat introduced in RHEL 8.2.

New Management, Installation and Upgrades

RHEL 8.2 includes several features to improve management, installation, and upgrades. RHEL 8.2 adds subscription registration to the installation with the ability to enable Red Hat Insights during installation. This will help you to leverage Insights monitoring along with RHEL 8.2 installation completion. 

New Container Tools and Images

RHEL 8.2 container tools and new enhancements such as Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) make it easy for organizations to build and deploy containerized applications. This becomes imperative If the organization is running workloads Linux containers.

Workload Optimization using cgroup v2 and NUMA Policies

RHEL 8.2 now promoted cgroup v2 to full support with new updates. The cgroup v2 is an opt-in capability for customers that want to take advantage of the new features but cgroup v1 will be the default in RHEL 8.

RHEL 8.2 enables user to set NUMA policies for services using system.

For complete information please visit: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/whats-new-red-hat-enterprise-linux-82?source=blogchannel&channel=blog/channel/red-hat-enterprise-linux

Amit Suhag
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Amit Suhag is the Senior Editor and Cloud Evangelist at CMI. He is a tech writer covering history, news, recent developments, events to everything around cloud technology. All opinions are his own.


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