RHEL 8 Workshop

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Workshop

Date: February 23rd, 2021 from 9AM-2:30PM EST


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Understanding that our customers teams are "delivering for tomorrow," we'll be taking a look at Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 which has key features—from container tools to GPU support—to deploy tomorrow's technology, today.  This workshop will cover the features, specifications, and improvements that comprise the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 8 (RHEL 8).

The RHEL 8 workshop is meant for anyone who has any exposure to Linux, whether you have used this distribution, or not. The event will begin with a short overview and then will move on to the lab.  Hopefully, you have your laptop with you. If not, please find a shoulder-surfing buddy. See? Not only can we dig into RHEL, but you can make a new friend!

This webinar is co-hosted in partnership with Fierce Software and Red Hat. As a result, both Red Hat and Fierce Software are collecting your personal data when you submit such information as part of the registration process. For more information on our privacy practices, please see: Red Hat’s Privacy Statement.

This workshop will cover the features, specifications and improvements that comprise the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 8 (RHEL 8). RHEL 8 brings many improvements over previous releases, including:

  • Application streams, which enables the use of bleeding edge interpreters, compilers and libraries, while maintaining full backwards compatibility and stability of the system
  • The web console has been completely overhauled, and significant new features have been added
    • Session recording capability has been added to the web console
  • Image builder provides the easy creation of customized RHEL installation images
  • The system package management tool, YUM, has been enhanced with DNF technology, providing significant performance improvements
  • The System Purpose tool has been enhanced to automatically tune system performance for the usage of the system
  • There is a new update-crypto-policies tool, which applies cryptograhic polices system-wide
    • TLS, IPsec, DNSSEC, Kerberos, and SSH protocols are covered
  • The system Python interpreter has been updated to version 3.6
  • System firmware updating is now built into the GNOME Software tool, using fwupd
  • The system firewall has been upgraded to 'nftables' from 'iptables', which provides significantly better performance. The firewall manager, 'firewalld', remains the same

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