In early May, Red Hat He launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. It was a major update that came with new features such as support for the OpenSSL 1.1.1 and TLS 1.3 standards or full support for the company's container tool to create, run and share contained applications. Today, the company has had the pleasure of announce la RHEL 8.1 first beta, a less important update that comes with the main novelty of new development tools.
As Red Hat tells us, the work does not stop after a great launch, and the version that from today is available in beta version improves manageability operating system while gaining security. As we can expect in each new release, they have also taken the opportunity to update some drivers that allow them to include new functions and bug fixes.
RHEL 8.1 comes with updated versions of its apps
RHEL 8.1 comes with updated versions of its applications and other news such as:
- GCC Toolset 9
- Node.js 12
- Ruby 2.6
- PHP 7.3
- Nginx 1.16
- Update of Go 1.12
- Update of Clang / LLVM 8
- Better configuration for firewall settings.
- Service-based log filtering.
- Filtering service based on metadata such as the name of the service or its status.
- For virtual machines running RHEL 8.1 Beta, you can use the web console to import existing QCOW images, manage different types of storage pools and modify autostart settings and memory allocation, as well as pause and resume existing virtual machines.
- Improved security, in part thanks to new container-centric SELinux profiles. This new function allows us create a more customized security policy for better control of how a container accesses host system resources such as storage, compute, and the network.
RHEL 8.1 Beta 1 is available from these links: