Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Six months ago we announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Two months ago, at Red Hat Summit 2014, we announced the availability of a release candidate for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. All the while we have been validating what’s new, different, and exciting about what Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 has to offer – including:

Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major release of our flagship platform. As stated in this morning’s press release:

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OpenLMI @ Red Hat Summit 2014

OpenLMI will be represented at the upcoming Red Hat Summit, which is being held in San Francisco from April 14-17.

Stephen Gallagher and I will be giving a talk on OpenLMI, the new Linux Management Infrastructure, on Tuesday, April 15, at 10:40am. This talk will provide an overview of OpenLMI, cover its functional capabilities, and demonstrate using the LMIShell CLI and Scripts to accomplish common management tasks.

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Wrapping It Up

Don’t let the title fool you – we’re not shutting down the newly minted Red Hat Enterprise Linux blog!  On the contrary, we’re really just starting out.

However, as many of us here at Red Hat will be on break for the holidays, there will be a gap in blog posts until the first week of 2014.

In the mean time, if you didn’t happen to read last Friday’s post by Russ Doty, I encourage you to read through it to learn more about OpenLMI.  Not only is it a solid introduction to the Open Linux Management Infrastructure, but it’s a great example of the type of content that we have lined up for January.

From all of us here on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux team – we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a happy new year!

Managing Linux with OpenLMI

Managing Linux servers requires a degree of expertise. We need to do a better job of enabling mid-level system administrators with a background on other systems to manage Linux.

Existing management tools address a variety of needs. Red Hat Satellite Server is excellent for provisioning hardware, managing subscriptions, and handling patches and updates. Configuration management tools such as Puppet are great for putting systems into a known state, especially when you have many identical or near identical systems. The challenge is dealing with systems that need substantial customization and with fine grain control of individual systems.

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In Their Own Words (Part 2)

Happy Friday everyone!

As a follow-up to Wednesday’s post, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux YouTube channel has just been updated to include another video where the team at Red Hat shares some additional thoughts on the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Stay tuned for one additional post later today where guest author Russ Doty reviews OpenLMI (the Open Linux Management Infrastructure).