Red Hat has announced the release of the fourth update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.x series, an enterprise-class Linux distribution with comprehensive support options. This version provides access to OSTree repositories and facilitates off-line installations:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4 is generally available to customers as of May 19, 2021. Delivered as part of the predictable, six-month cadence of RHEL releases 8.4 brings important features for hybrid cloud, edge deployments and enhancements for operators, developers and organizations standardized on RHEL. With RHEL 8.3 we announced a deployment option for RHEL to help solve challenges common to edge computing environments. With 8.4, we have built on that work to improve the user experience around the edge computing capabilities in RHEL.
RHEL 8.4 simplifies updates, provides additional options for installing to disconnected systems (as many edge systems are) and adds the ability to use OSTree repositories with OCI container images. Read about the improvements in Ben Breard’s post on new edge features for 8.4.
Read the release announcement and the detailed release notes for further information. As always, existing Red Hat customers can get the new release from the company’s Customer Portal, while new users can apply to download a 30-day evaluation edition.