Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, The fifth maintenance update to the  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 enters beta testing. In this version of RedHat, you can see the number of improvements and the changes. You can experience the live kernel patching to the web console.

In RHEL 8.5, IT administrators and DBAs can easily install, configure and tune SQL Server in an automated fashion. RHEL 8.5 will ship in early November. Some of the other features and the changes that you will see in RHEL 8.5:

  1. New support for OpenJDK 17 and other language updates for developers
  2. Additional security features for personal access tokens and network time security (NTS) for NTP.  It uses a new Network Time Security (NTS) option as part of the existing time sync system role.
  3. RHEL system role for VPN: Reduces the time to configure VPN tunnels and reduces risk of misconfiguration or use of non-recommended settings. Also supports host-to-host and mesh VPN configurations.
  4. RHEL system role for timesync:  Uses a new Network Time Security (NTS) option as part of the existing timesync system role.

  5. RHEL system role for Storage: Adds support for LVM (Logical Volume Manager) VDO (Virtual Data Optimizer) volumes and volume sizes that can be expressed as a percentage of the pool’s total size.

  6. RHEL system role for Postfix: In tech preview for some time, the RHEL system role for Postfix is fully supported with RHEL 8.5. It enables administrators to skip manual configuration of Postfix, automating how you install, configure, and start the server, as well as specify custom settings to better control how Postfix works in your environment.
  7. RHEL system role for Microsoft SQL Server: Allows IT administrators and DBAs to more quickly install, configure and tune SQL Server in an automated fashion.

 

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