Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Beta Released

 
 
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2008-03-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Red Hat's next update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 5.2, with major upgrades to the desktop and virtualization, is ready for beta testing.

Red Hat's next update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 5.2, with major upgrades to the desktop and virtualization, is ready for beta testing.

If your business depends on RHEL, you'll want to download this beta to get an idea what your servers are going to be working with in a few months. According to the Red Hat letter making the announcement, the newly renovated RHEL will use the 2.6.18-84.el5 Linux kernel.

This beta is being made available across the entire RHEL family. So you can try both the vanilla RHEL 5.2 and the Advanced Platform version on the AMD and Intel 64, Itanium, S/390, System p, and System z platforms. The beta for the RHEL 5 Desktop for x86 and AMD64/Intel is also being made available.

The major upgrades are going to be in virtualization. RHEL is upgrading its core virtualization hypervisor, Xen, to Xen 3.1.2. It also features improvements in its NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) interface as well as support for up to 64 processors per system with up to 512GB of memory per server.

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I'm editor-at-large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. That's a fancy title that means I write about whatever topic strikes my fancy or needs written about across the Ziff Davis Enterprise family of publications. You'll find most of my stories in Linux-Watch, DesktopLinux and eWEEK. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, I worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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