This workshop will cover the features, specifications and improvements that comprise the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 8 (RHEL 8). RHEL 8 brings many improvements over previous releases, including:
Application streams, which enables the use of bleeding edge interpreters, compilers and libraries, while maintaining full backwards compatibility and stability of the system
The web console has been completely overhauled, and significant new features have been added
Session recording capability has been added to the web console
Image builder provides the easy creation of customized RHEL installation images
The system package management tool, YUM, has been enhanced with DNF technology, providing significant performance improvements
System Purpose tool has been enhanced to automatically tune system performance for the usage of the system
There is a new
update-crypto-policies tool, which applies cryptograhic polices system-wide
TLS, IPsec, DNSSEC, Kerberos, and SSH protocols are covered
The system Python interpreter has been updated to version 3.6
System firmware updating is now built into the GNOME Software tool, using fwupd
The system firewall has been upgraded to 'nftables' from 'iptables', which provides significantly better performance. The firewall manager, 'firewalld', remains the same
What’s new in RHEL 8
How to use the web console
How to update your system
How to manage terminal session recording
How to manage containers with podman
How to manage system-wide cryptographic policies
How to manage application streams
How to use OpenSCAP
How to create custom container images with buildah
How to use RHEL system roles with ansible
The RHEL 8 workshop is meant for anyone who has any exposure to Linux, whether you have used this distribution, or not. The event will begin with a short overview and then will move on to the lab.
Have a Discussion. This will be boring if it’s just us, up here talking for over 4 hours.
Participate. We are going to cut you loose with RHEL, in just a little while. Have questions. Have opinions.
Hopefully you have your laptop with you. If not, please find a shoulder-surfing buddy. See? Not only can we dig into RHEL, but you can make a new friend!