CentOS 7.3 released.

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More than a month after the announcement of RHEL 7.3, it is now time for the release of CentOS 7.3, also called CentOS 7 (1611).

In the Releases Notes appear the following major changes:

  • Support for the 7th-generation Core i3, i5, and i7 Intel processors and I2C on 6th-generation Core Processors has been added.
  • SHA2 is now supported by OpenLDAP.
  • ECC-support has been added to OpenJDK-8, PerlNet:SSLeay and PerlIO::Socket::SSL.
  • Bluetooth LE is now supported.
  • virt-p2v is now fully supported. virt-v2v and virt-p2v add support for the latest windows releases.
  • Lots of updated storage, network and graphics drivers.
  • Technology Preview: Among others support of Btrfs, OverlayFS, CephFS, DNSSEC, kpatch, the Cisco VIC and usNIC kernel driver, nested virtualization with KVM and multi-threaded xz compression with rpm-builds.

At least two serious issues have already been reported:

  • SElinux received major changes in this release, which might break certain functionality on your system.
  • The 4 STIG Security Profiles in the anaconda installer produce a broken sshd_config that must be edited before sshd will start (BZ 1401069).

The CentOS 7 (1611) distribution can be downloaded here as usual.

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Lisenet
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Great news, I’ve been using RHEL 7.3 for a while, now it’s time to upgrade CentOS 7.2 boxes too.

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