Red Hat has announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 with updated container tools, new security profiles and enhanced performance capabilities.

The latest version further expands Red Hat System Roles which provide prescriptive and automated ways for operating system-specific configurations.

Newly supported roles now include kernel settings, log settings, SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver and management. System Roles help make common and complex Red Hat Enterprise Linux configurations more consistent, repeatable and accessible to a wider range of skill sets, even across very large IT estates.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 also offers updates to Tuned, a set of pre-configured, architecture-aware performance profiles. Tuned enables IT teams to lean on Red Hat’s multiarchitecture expertise in maximizing performance across hardware architectures.

Additionally, Red Hat Insights remains available by default to supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

Further, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 adds new Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) profiles for the Center for
Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This helps IT organizations more compliantly configure systems to meet a range of security best practices and industry/governmental standards.

System Roles for security-centric tasks have also been expanded to include identity management configuration, certificate management and Network-Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE).

Newly supported developer tools include Node.js 14, Ruby 2.7 and many others, with earlier versions still accessible to maintain production consistency.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 will be available in the coming weeks and accessible to all active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions via the Red Hat Customer Portal.

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