May 10, 2016 — Red Hat, Inc. The world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x branch. It delivers new capabilities and provides a stable and trusted platform for critical IT infrastructure. With nearly six years of field-proven success.
What’s new in Red Hat 6.8
- Security : openswan has been deprecated, and replaced by libreswan as the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 VPN endpoint solution, this was already available in Red Hat 7.
- Authentication and Interoperability : Red Hat Identity Management increased client-side performance and simplified client management through the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD). SSSD now supports user authentication using smart cards, for both system login and related functions, such as sudo.
- System and Subscription Management : Relax-and-Recover (ReAR) is a new system archiving utility that enables administrators to create local backups in ISO format and replicated remotely, which act as disaster recovery
- Storage : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 provides increased visibility into storage usage and performance through dmstats
- File Systems : supports XFS file-system sizes up to 300 TB.
- Deploy Anywhere : An updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 platform image enables customers to migrate their traditional workloads into container-based applications.