Open source giant Red Hat (now owned by IBM) has announced that its distribution Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 (RHEL 8.5) It enters the beta development phase and can now be tested with all the new features that have been integrated for this enterprise-grade operating system. This is one of the five biggest updates since the arrival of RHEL 8.
This new version also adds some interesting novel features on RHEL 8.5, such as live kernel patching, without having to use the command line and without reboots. There have also been some changes to performance metrics to help identify and prevent performance issues on machines, such as high CPU load, excessive use of RAM or I / O on storage units, overloads on machines. networks, etc.
Additionally, RHEL 8.5 users and administrators will be able to easily export the performance metrics obtained to the Grafana server. On the other hand, there are also other novelties regarding the configuration, automation and service management system (VPN, Postfix, timesync, Storage, Microsoft SQL Server). Important news for administrators, since this operating system is aimed at business areas where all this management is vital on a day-to-day basis.
RHEL 8.5 also includes OpenJDK 17 supportas well as new security features for personal access, support for NTS (Network Time Security) authentication for NTP, improvements in Linux container support, and language updates for developers. And no less important is to say that RHEL 8.5 Beta may already be in your team to evaluate it (not recommended for production environments). This way you will not only test all the news before the release of the final version for free, but you will also be able to contribute to reporting some problems if they are detected.