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[rhelv5-announce] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 GA Announcement



Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the
latest update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, release 5.4
(with kernel-2.6.18-164.el5) for a family of products
including:

 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform for x86,
   AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, Power
   Systems and System z
 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server for x86,
   AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, Power
   Systems and System z
 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop for x86 and
   AMD64/Intel(r) 64


Enhancements
------------

New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 is a reorganization of
the release note material.  Now the Release Notes are a
condensed set of major release highlights.  The Technical
Notes contain the majority of the information regarding
new feature descriptions and bug change notices.  Due to
the existence of the Release Notes highlights information,
it is no longer necessary to duplicate that information
in this release announcement.  The Release Notes are
available on the media as well as online as part of the
general documentation.  The online version of the Release
Notes will contain the latest data.  The Technical Notes
are only available online.  Please see the Documentation
section in this announcement for locating the online
Release Notes and Technical Notes.

A technical white paper that describes the major
enhancements can be found at:

  http://www.redhat.com/rhel/server/resource_center/

The following list summarizes improvements to this
release:

* Hardware
  - 10 GigE drivers with GRO support
  - FCoE support on standard NICs
  - SR I/OV support

* System
  - Kernel tracepoints for systemtap use
  - Per process I/O accounting
  - FIEMAP support

* Virtualization
  - Hypervisor scalability to 192 cpus
  - Additional hypervisor - Kernel Based Virtual Machine
    (KVM)


Additional Information
----------------------

Additional information is provided below on Accessing the
Software, Documentation, Support, and Mailing Lists.

Enjoy the latest update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

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Accessing the Software
----------------------

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 is available to existing
Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers via RHN.  The update
will be in the appropriate channels in your account.
Installable binary and source ISO images are available
via Red Hat Network at:

  https://rhn.redhat.com/network/software/download_isos_full.pxt

You will be required to log in using a valid RHN account
with active entitlements.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 errata are available at:

  https://rhn.redhat.com/


Documentation
-------------

Release Notes and Technical Notes for this update are
available on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 site at:

  http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

The Release Notes are also on your Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 installed system in the redhat-release-notes
package.


Support
-------

Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers using the Technical
Account Manager (TAM) Service should raise all issues and
questions with this release using your current Issue
Tracker account.  If you're interested in the Technical
Account Manager Service, visit:

  https://www.redhat.com/support/offerings/technical.html

All other customers can raise questions and issues through
the normal Red Hat support channels.  Details can be found
at:

  https://www.redhat.com/support/process/


Mailing Lists
-------------

Red Hat has a public mailing list for communication during
this and all future Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 programs.

* rhelv5-announce redhat com

  A low-volume, moderated, announcement-only mailing list.
  Red Hat will use this list to communicate one-way
  information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 programs,
  such as notifications when releases are available or
  solicitations for feedback.  Subscribe at:

  https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rhelv5-announce

* rhelv5-list redhat com

  A public general discussion mailing list for users of
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 releases.  Subscribe at:

  https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rhelv5-list


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