Announcing the GA release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7

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We’re excited to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 provides flexibility, stability, and reliability to support hybrid cloud innovation. Deploy applications and critical workloads faster with a consistent experience across physical, virtual, private, and public cloud and edge deployments.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, organizations can:

Innovate - Organizations are constantly looking to innovate quickly without friction and provide consistency from the data center to the edge by streamlining operations and centralizing development and management. With RHEL 8.7, organizations can spend more time on innovation and less on maintenance. RHEL 8.7 now supports Mercurial 6.2, the latest Mercurial distributed source control management tool, and Maven 3.8 - a new version of the build automation tool used to build, publish, deploy, and manage projects, primarily for Java and many more.

Optimize - Infrastructure complexity can quickly increase costs and decrease efficiency as teams build and deploy new applications across on-premises and hybrid cloud systems, including IT teams working to manage multiple operating systems. With RHEL 8.7, organizations can increase efficiency and streamline management at scale with a consistent and repeatable platform for all deployments across all footprints. RHEL now gives organizations more time to plan life cycle needs by supporting upgrade paths for two-year EUS periods. Leapp now supports in-place upgrades from RHEL 7.9 to RHEL 8.4 or 8.6, RHEL 8.6 to 9.0, and RHEL 8.8 to 9.2 (when these releases ship next year). This allows for a full two years to understand and plan for upgrades. Convert2RHEL now supports more flexible simultaneous landing releases (for example, from CentOS Linux 7.9 to RHEL 7.9, CentOS Linux 8.4 to RHEL 8.4, and CentOS Linux 8.5 to RHEL 8.5).

Protect - Continuously mitigating risk across the hybrid cloud, including building, scaling, and managing workloads can be challenging for most organizations. With RHEL 8.7, organizations can create a stable, consistent, and trustworthy platform that sets the foundation for a strong security posture to scale applications and roll out emerging technologies across the hybrid cloud. With RHEL 8.7, organizations using identity management in RHEL can now use new Ansible tooling to configure smart card authentication across their entire topology. Organizations can now access RHEL systems using identities stored in an external source such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Trust - It is a never-ending challenge for organizations to manage the complexity of their systems and hardware life cycles, including application and workload compatibility and compliance reporting. With RHEL 8.7, organizations can operate confidently and ensure long-term success. RHEL 8.7 now offers new enhancements to the web console by identifying hardware resource constriction by seeing information on the CPU with the highest utilization. Plus, the web console will now show Podman containers in the list of top CPU and memory consumers, along with CPU temperature. With the new Redfish Ansible automation modules, organizations can use the Redfish hardware management interface to control the power state of a system, manage the order of boot devices, and manage Redfish accounts and virtual media.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 is available today on the Red Hat Customer Portal for all customers with active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. To access and download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, please visit Downloads.

For more information, see:
- RHEL 8.7 Blog
- Release Notes
- Documentation
- Product Download
- RHEL 8.7 Beta Blog
- .NET 7 New Features Blog

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