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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 2 Availability Announcement



Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of Update 2
for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 family of products, 
including:

 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for x86, AMD64/EM64T, 
    Itanium, POWER, S/390 and zSeries
 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 for x86, AMD64/EM64T, Itanium
 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 for x86, AMD64/EM64T, Itanium
 - Red Hat Desktop 4 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T

This update includes the following enhancements:

 - Availability of a full set of updated installable CD ISO
    with OS package updates and install-time support for 
    new hardware.

 - Availability of updated Extras ISO images with third 
    party package updates.

 - Hardware support enhancements:
        * Improved support for Intel and AMD dual-core processors
        * Driver updates including 3c59x, cciss, cio, crypto, 
           CTC-MPC, dasd, e100, e1000, ipw2100, ixgb, libata, 
           lpfc, megaraid_mbox, megaraid_mm, mptbase, qeth, 
           qla2100, qla2200, qla2300, qla2322, qla2xxx, qla6312,
           sata_ahci, sata_qstor, sata_sil, sata_svw, sata_via, 
           tg3, and zfcp

 - Security enhancements:
        * New CAPP-style system auditing capabilities
        * Improved exec-shield security capability
        * New kernel key ring facility and supporting tools

 - System tools enhancements:
        * Technology preview of SystemTap, a new dynamic 
	   system instrumentation tool
        * Kernel crash dump analysis tool enhancements
        * Local kernel crash dump enhancements including partial
           dump support and swap partition targets
        * New OpenPegasus WBEM/CIM management tools package
           for standards-based system monitoring and control
        * New SCTP run-time library & command-line tools
        * New user-level libraries for IPMI support and updated
           OpenIPMI driver support

 - Storage enhancements:
        * New iSCSI software initiator support and supporting tools
        * New device-mapper based multipath I/O support
        * Improved Logical Volume Management administration tool
           including extended partitioning capabilities,
           volume shapshot and volume resizing and edit support

 - Improved Russian language support

 - Updated third-party Java packages on the Extras CD

 - Security updates, bug fixes, and feature enhancements to
    numerous system packages

Errata Advisories describing specific changes in Update 2 are 
available online at:
  https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel4as-errata.html (AS)
  https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel4es-errata.html (ES)
  https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel4ws-errata.html (WS)
  https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh-desktop-4-errata.html (Desktop)

Release notes for this update will be available on the Red Hat 
documentation site at:
  http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

This update is available immediately to all current
Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers via Red Hat Network.  
Simply run 'up2date' to retrieve the latest packages,
or visit the following URL to download ISO images for
new installations:
  https://rhn.redhat.com/network/software/download_isos.pxt

Regards,

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team


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