Based on the source code of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 operating system, the CentOS community today officially announced CentOS Linux 8.1 (1911). Four months from the previous version of 8.0, many new features were added to the deployment of RHEL 8.1.
Among the improvements noteworthy are kernel real-time fixes, a new routing protocol stack FRR that supports multiple IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, an extended version of Packet Filter (eBPF), which helps system administrators solve complex network problems, Supports re-encryption of block devices in LUKS2 during device use, and provides a new tool for generating SELinux policies for containers, udica.
“With udica, users can create tailored security policies to gain more control over how containers access host system resources, such as storage, devices, and networks,” the release log reads. This allows you to strengthen container deployment to prevent security breaches, and also simplifies implementation and maintenance of compliance. “
The CentOS Linux 8.1 release also features additional FIPS-140 and Common Criteria certifications, based on the High Performance Data Path of XDP (eXpress Data Path) eBPF (currently available as a technical preview). Supports the import of QCOW virtual images and new command-line tools in identity management. Healthcheck’s features have also been introduced to help users identify issues that may affect the reliability of their IdM environment.
CentOS Linux 8.1 (1911) also updated several packages and core components, including the system tuning tool Tuned 2.12, which brings support for CPU blacklisting, and the chrony 3.5 suite is more accurately synchronized with the system through hardware timestamps. Updates are also updated with PHP 7.3, Ruby 2.6, Node.js 12, nginx 1.16, LLVM 8.0.1, Rust Toolset 1.37 and Go Toolset 1.12.8.
The CentOS Linux 8.1 (1911) installation image is currently available for download for 64-bit (x86_64), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64le), AArch 64 (ARM 64-bit) and ARMv7hl/ARMhfp architecture.
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