Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Meets KVM Virtualization
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 beta 2 is now available. The new beta reinforces Red Hat’s strategy to promote RHEL in conjunction with KVM-based virtualization. Here’s an update on the efforts.
The Red Hat News Blog indicates that partner and customer testing of RHEL 6 Beta 2 is “in full swing.” The new beta sports an updated installer and bug fixes from the first beta. Red Hat has hinted that the final production release could surface before the end of 2010.
RHEL 6 will be closely paired with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), which is based on the KVM hypervisor. During Red Hat Summit in June 2010, CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted RHEV would eventually leapfrog VMware — similar to how RHEL overtook the Sun Solaris installed base.
For the latest on RHEL 6, along with the installation and download packs, you can visit Red Hat’s Beta Portal here.