What’s new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta

Simplified automation and management

We’re still committed to giving Operations teams the tools and best practises they need to make the most of their most valuable resource: time. In order to achieve this aim, we’re continuing to work on making RHEL easier to automate and scale. The following are some of the new features in RHEL 9 Beta:

Enhanced security and compliance

Security is still one of our customers’ top concerns, and RHEL 9 Beta includes a number of features to help you get peace of mind and meet your stringent compliance needs.

Improved container development

If you’re working with UBI container images, the RHEL 9 Beta UBI base images are a good place to start. The regular UBI image, as well as micro, minimum, and init images, are all accessible. Test the UBI images on a fully subscribed RHEL 9 Beta container host to get the complete experience, which will allow you to fetch more RPMs from the RHEL 9 Beta repositories.

Built in the open and driven by collaboration

This is a pivotal moment for us. RHEL 9 is a significant step forward in Red Hat’s efforts to create a commercial Linux distribution based on CentOS Stream. The CentOS Stream project has enabled us to increase openness in the way we construct the distribution while simultaneously reducing the time it takes to test, stable, and release it. We hope that this will enable our ecosystem to receive a faster response to their contributions, as well as provide our user base with more frequent previews of future RHEL versions. We’re sticking to our open source development strategy.

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