[El-errata] Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 7 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
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Wed Jul 29 19:43:59 PDT 2015
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6.7 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 bit) architectures.
Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 ships with three sets of kernel packages:
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3
(|kernel-uek-3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek|) for x86-64
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2
(|kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.250.7.el6uek|) for i386
Red Hat Compatible Kernel (|kernel-2.6.32-573.el6|) for i386 and x86-64
By default, both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Red Hat
Compatible Kernel for the specific architecture (i386 or x86-64) are
installed and the system boots the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
The ISO image for Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 for i386 includes the Red Hat
Compatible Kernel and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 but
not the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, which does not support
The ISO image for Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 for x86-64 includes the Red
Hat Compatible Kernel and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3
but not the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2.
UEK R3 includes the following major improvements:
The Open Security Content Automation Protocol (OpenSCAP) Guide
package, scap-security-guide, provides guidance, baselines, and
validation mechanisms for implementing security hardening of an
Oracle Linux 6 system. OpenSCAP includes the oscap utility that you
use to test the security compliance of a system and produce an
online report that describes security policy requirements and how
your system measures up to these requirements. OpenSCAP allows you
to check system compliance as required by your site security policy.
* Load Balancing and High Availability
Oracle Linux 6 now includes the Keepalived and HAProxy technologies
for balancing access to network services while maintaining
continuous access to those services.
* Hyper-V Daemons
The hyperv-daemons package, which includes the hypervfcopyd,
hypervkvpd, and hypervvssd packages, provides the Hyper-V file-copy,
key-value pair (KVP), and volume shadow copy service (VSS) daemons
for an Oracle Linux guest that is running under Hyper-V on a
Microsoft Windows host.
* Enhanced SSSD Support for Active Directory
The System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) now supports the
following features when using Oracle Linux clients with Active
* Dynamic updates to DNS.
* Group and user lookups of NetBIOS names.
* Site discovery of domain controllers.
* User and group resolution and user authentication for trusted
domains within a single AD forest.
For more information, please refer to the online release notes available at:
All packages are available on theUnbreakable Linux Network <http://linux.oracle.com>.
Installable binary and source ISO images will available onOracle Software Delivery Cloud <http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux> shortly.
If ISO images are needed before they are available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, please request these via a My Oracle Support service request.
The Oracle Linux Team
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