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.