Red Hat released the Beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) on 15 November 2018.
RHEL 8 Beta is now available. https://t.co/XevLBlRo6t #Linux
— Unix Sys Admin (@UnixSysAdmin) November 15, 2018
Installing this new release we see that the codename for RHEL 8 is ootpa!
Hello world! From RHEL 8 Beta – Ootpa! #linux pic.twitter.com/euHNVhRLvM
— Unix Sys Admin (@UnixSysAdmin) November 16, 2018
So, how to get started with the new Beta? Here are some useful resources:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta README
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta Download Area
- Introducing Application Streams in RHEL 8 Application Streams are based on Fedora Modularity As an admin this is rather nice. Rather than having an 8Server, extras, supplementary, optional and software collections repository on each server:
most RHEL 8 systems will only need two repositories enabled.
To install or run Python on RHEL 8, use
python3– unless you have a different version in mind.
Do not use
Do not use platform-python for your applications. However, use platform-python if you are writing system/admin code for RHEL 8.
And if you have some code for Python 2, now is a great time to start modernizing it.
- Testing out Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta – No Hard Disks Found Hints if the installer is unable to find disks
- Product Documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta
- Modularity: Establishing Balance Between Devs and Ops
- I just don’t get modules An interesting Reddit thread on how Application Steams (modularity) compares and contrasts with Red Hat Software Collections (SCL)
- Kata Containers + podman in RHEL8 Beta The versatility of containers, with the isolation of a VM using podman and Kata Containers