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Red Hat Enterprise Linux ISV Resources
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6, the next major release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, was released on Nov 10, 2010. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 includes a number of significant improvements and associated changes to the platform.
Red Hat encourages our software partners to use the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform as the build, test and development platform for their applications By doing so, ISVs can maximize the end customer value by taking advantage of the entire 7-year life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (optionally up to 10 years). Plus, Red Hat's ABI Commitment ensures that third party ISV applications will work across all minor versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and in both physical and virtual environments.
- Read more about why Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is important to ISVs
- Read more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 best practices
Featuring updated core technology, from the kernel to the application infrastructure to the development tool-chain, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 blurs the lines between physical, virtual and cloud computing to address shifts taking place in the modern IT environment.
Efficiency and scaling
- New file system EXT4-16TB: XFS-100TB
- Enhanced multi-core support with Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS)
- Full support for RAS features, including Intel Machine Check Architecture
Unprecedented resource management
- Allocates system resources by user or application using Cgroups (fine grained resource management)
- Power management active state reducing power consumption across the system including I/O
- Extensive SE Linux Policy library making security accessible
- Standardize system security information with OpenScap
- Enhanced centralized idenity control with SSSD/OpenLDAP
- Enhanced VPN options with Openswan Ipsec that works with Cisco Ipsec
- All Red Hat Enterprise Linux features apply to Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest or host
- SRIOV support for network virtualization higher throughput
- Svirt powered by SE Linux protects guests from one another
- Windows WHQL certified drivers enables virtualized windows systems
- Control guest resources with Cgroups
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the best guest across hypervisors
- Sport for Cisco's VN link - - move Cisco networking drivers and networking
- Tickless kernel and other system improvements for predictable operations regardless of hypervisor
- Hardware independent debugging tools such as SystemTap
- Workload Profiles installation options, including minimal install, to tailor OS to specific applications
- ABRT enhanced error reporting enabling customers ease of reporting errors directly to RHT
- Policy Kit allow administrators to assign users access to privileged operations
- Microsoft Interoperability support Windows 2008R2 active directory
- Smart Management Add-on provides manageability, monitoring and provisioning
Overview of Testing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 testing process is the same as that for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
- If you have not done so already, register with Red Hat as an ISV partner
- Install the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release on a testing machine
- Install your application on your testing machine
- Should you like to file report any bug you find please use Red Hat's bug tracking system, bugzilla. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Testing Best Practices for ISVs contains more details and tips on testing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat maintains a comprehensive set of information specific to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that you may find useful.
Click here to find Data Sheets, FAQ guides, reference architectures and feature comparisons to list just a few. Also of keen interest among our partners and customers alike is the section describing the Add-Ons for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Add-Ons to Red Hat Enterprise Linux allow you to tailor your application environment with workload extensions to suit your particular computing requirements. Read all about these Add-ons for Red Hat Enterprise Linux this includes hot topics such as:
Some of these Add-on include:
- Add-On Options for Availability
- Add-On Options for Scalability
- Add-On Options for Management
- Add-On Option for Lifecycle Management
- Add-On Subscription Availability Matrix
- The Red Hat Partner Alliances team has a mailing list to help with questions that you may have and to promote communication and collaboration between our software partners and Red Hat.
- Contact the Partner Alliances team directly with your feedback or questions by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not already a Red Hat ISV partner, learn more about the program and its benefits.