Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 Now Available As Beta

Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 6 October 2021 at 02:22 PM EDT. 8 Comments
Red Hat today made available the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 (RHEL 8.5) beta, incorporating a half-year of improvements to this flagship enterprise Linux distribution.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 beta brings a number of evolutionary improvements to RHEL8. Among the RHEL 8.5 Beta highlights are:

- New system roles for Microsoft SQL Server, VPN configuration, Postfix (this role now fully supported), NTS timesync, and LVM VDO storage volume handling.

- Red Hat's Cockpit web console now supports better web console performance metrics and managing of kernel live patching.

- OpenJDK 17 is available with RHEL 8.5 Beta.

- Network time security (NTS) support for NTP.

More details on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 beta changes via today's announcement.
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