Saturday, September 5, 2009

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 launched

The newer version of RHEL (RHEL5.4) is launched, which can be updated easily by using yum command.

The steps to update RHEL5.3 to RHEL5.4

# uname -a
# yum update

Reboot the server:

# reboot

Check the working status:

# uname -a
# netstat -tulpn
# tail -f /var/log/messages


The new version includes the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) virtualization, next generation of developer features and tools including GCC 4.4, a new malloc(). Also included clustered, high-availability filesystem to support Microsoft Windows storage needs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The official Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.4 white paper: