Linux News Today: Red Hat Announces the Release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6
Red Hat, through Scott McCarty, is happy to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6, a maintenance update that adds many performance improvements to most of the included components.
As for those behind with their Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host reading, we’ll take this opportunity to inform them that Red Hat’s Atomic Host offering for the commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system is a specially crafted version of the OS that has a small footprint and is designed to run containerized workloads.
“For the past two years, Red Hat has been promoting the concept of super-privileged containers (SPCs) to handle the ‘tools and agents’ use case,” says Scott McCarty. “We still believe this is an ideal approach for solving these use cases in a containerized environment. That said, there are plenty of situations where it would be nice to simply add an rpm, or even a handful, to Atomic Host.”
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6 brings Docker improvements
The latest release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6, is here to introduce various enhancements and new features to the Docker, atomic command-line interface (CLI), rpm-ostree, Cockpit, and Skopeo components, along with increased flexibility of Atomic Host deployments. More details about the changes are provided by Red Hat in the lengthy release notes.
Package layering is also a new feature implemented in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6 release, which is now available for all existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers and comes one and a half months after the launch of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.5 maintenance update. Please make sure that you’re always running the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host on your infrastructure.