Red Hat announced the release of the next minor update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL 6.4.
“Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced general availability of the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. It has been optimized for performance, stability and flexibility, and designed to help organizations manage their workloads across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux introduces several new components that help enterprises meet these core business objectives.”
RHEL 6.4 Press Release
This release brings not only bug fixes but also new features and enhancements:
- updated device drivers (storage and network)
- enhanced installation (FCoE kickstart support, installation over VLAN)
- various kernel fixes and enhancements (kdump / kexec, kernel media support)
- authentication (Samba 4 enhanced support, LDAP support for persistent search)
- security (sudo, pam_cracklib, pam_lastlog, iptables
- virtualization (KVM, Hyper-V, VMware ESX)
Btrfs is still marked as technology preview, as is Samba 4.