​Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 rolls out

If you're not ready to jump to RHEL 7.x, the new RHEL 6.7 is for you. It comes with new system security capabilities and trouble-shooting tools.

Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7. This latest version of Red Hat's proven and stable operating system is ready for download and deployment.

If you're not ready to jump to RHEL 7.x, the new RHEL 6.7 is for you. It comes with new system security capabilities and trouble-shooting tools.

For security, RHEL 6.7 helps prevent data leakage by allowing read-only mounting of removable media. In addition, RHEL 6.7 now includes the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Workbench. This program builds on RHEL 6.7's existing SCAP functionality to measure your servers against your company's security guidelines and criteria.

RHEL 6.7 is also compatible with Red Hat Access Insights. This is a new Red Hat hosted service that helps customers proactively identify and resolve issues. It works as an expert system that leverages the knowledge of Red Hat Certified Engineers and Red Hat's customer support team. Red Hat claims that it will "alert IT administrators to potential problems, like configuration issues or vulnerabilities, and provides a dashboard to help identify, understand and correct these issues before any disruption occurs."

If this even works some of the time, it should greatly help you keep your up-time up.

The new operating system will also enable you to deploy 6.7 across physical, virtual and cloud environments. One example is clufter. This is a tool for analyzing and transforming cluster configuration formats. While only a technology preview, clufter enables system administrators to update existing high-availability configurations to run on Red Hat's latest high-availability tools.

Another win for RHEL 6.x users is that LVM Cache is now a fully supported feature. With this, your users can maximize SSD-based storage's performance benefits.

Finally, a RHEL 6.7 base image is now available via the Red Hat Customer Portal. This enables Red Hat customers to transform traditional workloads into container-based applications. You can then deploy these to Red Hat certified container hosts such as RHEL 7, RHEL Atomic Host, and OpenShift Enterprise 3.

While none of this may be as exciting as the features you'll find in RHEL 7.x, it's also as stable as a rock.

As Jim Totton, Red Hat's VP and general manager of the Platforms Business Unit said in a statement, "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is the stable, predictable backbone for business-critical IT deployments across the globe. He continued: "In addition, the availability of a RHEL 6.7 base image allows enterprises who have standardized upon the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform to keep their operations intact as they explore and transition to container-based application infrastructure."

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