Just as I published last Unix Tutorial Digest on November 5th, RHEL 8.1 release got shipped – think this is a great incremental release bringing a number of key improvements to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
RHEL 8 Release Cadence
Red Hat announced that going forward Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS will be receiving regular updates every 6 months. Since RHEL 8 release was in May 2019, this current RHEL 8.1 update is right on time, 6 months after.
RHEL 8.1 Improvements I Want To Try
There's a number of great improvements in this release:
- Live Kernel Patching with kpatch
- SELinux profiles for containers and tbolt for Thunderbolt devices – will be cool to try on my RHEL 8 PC
- Perhaps try RHEL 7.6 in-place upgrade to RHEL 8.1
- Review rhel-system-roles and specifically the new storage role added in RHEL 8.1
- LUKS2 online re-encryption
- RHEL 8 Web Console
- firewall zones management
- Virtual Machines configuration
I also want to try Red Hat Universal Base Image for RHEL 8 – it's been around since initial release in May, I just never got the chance to have a look.