Red Hat has updated Enterprise Linux 5.7, which now includes several features from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The operating system processors supports deployments on Intel, AMD, POWER and IBM System z architectures.
Red Hat also offers a security framework based on the OpenSCAP Security Content Automation Protocol, including a library and set of utilities, giving a standardised approach to validating Red Hat Enterprise Linux security.
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Other features include networking and storage enhancements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 now offers network bridging and LDAP features for autofs, which Red Hat says improves centralised management of user file systems in an enterprise environment.
It also offers a fencing feature, which aims to boost cluster reliability in Cisco UCS system and VMware environments, according to Red Hat.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 is available to subscription customers today and is accessible online using Red Hat Network or by using the Subscription Manager feature.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux updates are released approximately twice a year, following a defined seven-year lifecycle described here. Subscription options are available to extend the lifecycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for up to 10 years.