October 24, 2020

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 released

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 is released. The latest updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 are designed to provide control, confidence, and freedom for demanding business environments, keep pace with cloud-native innovations and support new and existing production operations across many footprints of enterprise IT. To better support enterprise-class hybrid clouds while still supporting traditional IT solutions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 adds new features and enhancements, emphasizing security and compliance features, management and automation, and innovation in Linux containers.

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Changelog

The latest additions to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 platform help organizations recognize more value from existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions with:

  • New intelligent management and monitoring capabilities via updates to Red Hat Insights
  • Enhanced container tools
  • A smoother user experience for Linux experts and newcomers alike

The latest updates to the service add new use case functionality and features including:

  • Improved visibility into IT security, compliance postures and operational efficiencies helping to eliminate manual methods and improve productivity in managing large and complex environments while enhancing security and compliance across these deployments.
  • New Policies and Patch services to help organizations define and monitor important internal policies and determine which Red Hat product advisories apply to Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances as well as guidance for remediation.
  • Drift service to help IT teams compare systems to baselines, providing a benchmark to guide strategies for reducing complexity and expediting troubleshooting.

Additional monitoring and performance updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 include:

  • Improved resource management with Control Groups (cgroup) v2, which is designed to help limit memory usage through reserving memory and setting usage floors/limits. This helps prevent specific processes from overconsuming memory and causing system failures or slowdowns.
  • Better capabilities for optimizing performance-sensitive workloads through NUMA and sub-NUMA service policies.
  • Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) 5.0.2 which adds new collection agents for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 to help collect and analyze a wide array of SQL Server-related metrics, providing a clearer picture for database and operating system tuning.
  • Red Hat subscription watch, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool that enables customers to more easily view and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscriptions across hybrid cloud infrastructure.

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