The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta 2 release is now available for download. Beta 2 includes an updated installer, new technologies and resolutions to many issues that were reported earlier in the Beta cycle.
The breadth of testing and quality of feedback that we are receiving has been impressive and we are grateful to our user community and our development partners for helping us create a solid enterprise-ready operating system capable of scaling to today's demanding workloads.
Beta 2 has been restructured into two parts:
a. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 Beta
i. Clustered Storage
ii. Large File System
iii. High Availability
iv. Load Balance
b. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6 Beta
i. Large File System
This refresh consists of an updated installer, an updated kernel and numerous application updates since the last Beta. Packages and installable images (ISOs) are available via Red Hat Network (RHN) for active subscribers. In addition to RHN, this refresh is also available via FTP (details below).
Current Beta users are strongly encouraged to do a fresh installation to help validate newer functionality that has been incorporated into the installer since the earlier Beta.
Red Hat plans to provide an additional refresh in the next several weeks to allow for testing and validation of the most up-to-date packages.
Please note that this is still early access software and is not for use in production environments. The Beta packages and installation images are intended for testing purposes only. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is still in active development, and the contents of the media kit and the implemented features are subject to change. The release is not formally supported and it will not be possible to upgrade from the Beta to the final production version. Due to the incorporation of debugging features, this Beta cannot be used for performance benchmarking and platform certification.
To learn more about this release or to download the installation kits, please visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta portal at: http://www.redhat.com/rhel/beta
The portal also provides details on how to report issues and feedback to Red Hat.
Please be sure to periodically check the Red Hat blog for articles on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The blog can be accessed at: http://press.redhat.com/
If you'd like to stay current with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 updates, we encourage you to subscribe to the following mailing lists:
1. Mailing list that provides general announcements related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rhelv6-announce
2. Mailing list to serve as a discussion list for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta(s). https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rhelv6-beta-list
Thank you for your continued support of Red Hat and your interest in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta. Your participation is critical in ensuring that we deliver a high-quality release.
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team