A few moments ago, Red Hat launched a new version of your operating system. More specifically, what we have available from this afternoon is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, also known as RHEL 8.1, which includes many new features, including updated components, security enhancements, new developer tools, improved automation, and updated drivers that improve support for more hardware.
Unsurprisingly, Red Hat has taken advantage of the release to improve operating system performance as well. Is new version of RHEL is the first major update to Red Hat's 8 series since the launch of the first version of last july. It comes with many new features and below you have a list of the most outstanding ones.
Highlights of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1
- Container-centric SELinux profiles are now included to allow system administrators to create more tailored security policies to control access to containers for host system resources.
- Additional FIPS-140 certifications and common criteria.
- Ability to configure firewall rules and system services from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux web console.
- Ability to pause and resume virtual machines.
- Full support for Livepatch, allowing us to install some new kernel versions without having to restart the operating system for the changes to take effect.
- New tools for developers.
- New application frameworks.
- New languages have been included.
- Support for more configuration options for SSH users and keys in Image Builder.
- Support for new image formats for various cloud platforms, such as Alibaba Cloud and Google Cloud Platform.
- Support has been added for the latest versions of the most popular Open Source tools and languages, including Golang and .NET Core.
- Performance improvements, in part thanks to the implementation of new tools such as eBPF and XDP
The new version can now be downloaded from this link.