Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 is released. This latest RHEL version features enhanced user experience, improved lifecycle management, enhancements to 'monitoring and performance' and 'security and compliance', and expanded Developer support.
 
RHEL version 8.2 adds subscription registration to the installation, and users can also allow Red Hat Insights at install time as part of the process. This will help streamline setup and give Insights monitoring right out of the box after the install is complete.
 
 
 
Enhancements to monitoring and performance include improved isolation and resource governance for container runtime processes with cgroup v2[1] as well as improvements to performance with architecture-specific tuning for x86 Intel and AMD, ARM and Power platforms using tuned profiles. 8.2 also monitors throughput of Microsoft SQL Server databases on RHEL in Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) 5.0.2
 
RHEL 8.2 also improves security for containerized workloads with customized SELinux policies utilizing the new container tool Udica[2] and satisfies specific organizational requirements with the capability to make custom System-wide Cryptographic Policies letting users specify their own permitted ciphers.
 
User will also get extended security and compliance with new OpenSCAP profiles - DISA STIG (draft) and Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) Essential Eight
 
The latest release also enables innovation with new language and software choices through application streams including GCC Toolset 9.1, Python 3.8, Maven 3.6 and Container Tools 2.0. It gives the latest development environments including OpenJDK and .Net 3.1 in the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI), available in the Red Hat Container Catalog[3] along with RHEL 8.2 base images.