RHEL 7 and Fedora 19 updates for simpler configuration and management

Published: Fri, 16 May 2014 by Rad

Interesting arcticle with author of "A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux" - Mark Sobell, about some of the major changes in RHEL 7 and Fedora 19 Linux distributions. Sobell, president of the Linux/Unix consulting firm Sobell Associates Inc., updated the practical guide after two years to include these new details.

Interesting features in bullet points:

  • reloading of firewall - iptables - accepts changes on the fly
  • easier and simpler rulles setup
  • XFS filesystem default for bvetter performance
  • new systemctl replaces chkconfig and service

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RC retains the key capabilities that have made Red Hat Enterprise Linux synonymous with security and stability in the open enterprise world, like SELinux, while also providing the flexibility and agility required in an operating system to tackle the challenges of modern infrastructure and next-generation computing.

Key features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RC include:

  • Expanded Windows interoperability capabilities, including integration with Microsoft Active Directory domains;
  • Significant file system enhancements, including XFS as the default, scaling to support file systems up to 500 TB;
  • Improved subsystem management through OpenLMI;
  • Virtual machine (VM) migration from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 hosts to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts without downtime or VM modification;
  • With an expansion of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 High-Touch Beta program, participants will have access to Docker container support with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RC.

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