Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Officially Announced, Features New Counters from Intel

The new version has been made available to all the customers

By on February 21st, 2013 15:19 GMT

Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 for all the customers and partners.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 includes numerous updates for the existing features set, and it provides new functionalities in the areas of identity management, file system, virtualization, and storage.

“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.,” read the official announcement.

Highlights of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4:

• Red Hat has collaborated with its partners and the upstream community on the parallel Network File System (pNFS) industry standard, helping to solve the problems associated with NFS sprawl;
• Enhanced identity and host-based access management have been implemented;
• Easier interoperability in heterogeneous environments has been implemented, whether identities are Linux- based or managed by Microsoft Active Directory.
• The distribution now includes the Microsoft Hyper-V Linux drivers, improving the overall performance of the operating system when running as a guest on Microsoft Hyper-V;
• The developers have added various enhancements to control groups (cgroups), allowing multi-threaded applications to migrate smoothly between them;
• This release includes updated performance monitoring tools that support new counters (performance monitoring units, or PMUs) from Intel;
• Several key productivity-focused improvements have been added, including enhanced interoperability with Microsoft Exchange, calendar support in Evolution, and new functions, such as alarm notifications and the ability to schedule meetings.

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux has long been considered the premier open source operating system for enterprises, and this latest iteration further cements the platform as a compelling foundation for mission-critical solutions across physical, virtual and cloud environments,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Red Hat's Platform Business Unit.

The complete release notes can be found in the official announcement. You can also review and purchase the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 distribution from Softpedia.

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