Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5

Red Hat has released version 6.5. of its Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Linux-based Operating System. The OS is released in server versions for x86, x86-64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 was forked from Fedora 12 and contains many backported features from Fedora 13 and 14.

New functionality includes:

  • Centralized certificate trust store
  • Tools that meet OpenSCAP 2.1 and SCAP 1.2 standards
  • Support for sub-microsecond clock accuracy over the LAN using the Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • More comprehensive view of network activity allowing inspection of IGMP data
  • Ability to dynamically enable or disable virtual CPUs in active guests
  • Support for up to 4TB of memory on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) Hypervisor
  • KVM integration with the GlusterFS volumes
  • Updated guest drivers for running RHEL 6.5 as a guest on supported third-party hypervisors
  • Ability to deploy application images in containers created using Docker
  • Support for NVM Express based SSDs
  • Support for more than 255 LUNs connected to a single iSCSI target
  • Enhancements in control and recovery from SAN for iSCSI and Fibre Channel
  • Ability to create debug files on systems configured with very large memory using updates to the kexec/kdump mechanism
  • Support for remote access to Windows Clients and servers using a newer version of the RDP protocol including Windows 7 and Windows 8 and also Windows Server 2012 R2