Even though the RHEL 6 distribution is not used for the main exams anymore (since February 28, 2015 for the RHCSA & RHCE exams, since July 22, 2015 for the LFCS & LFCE exams, except if you bought the exam vouchers before the respective dates), it remains critical for many companies.
The RHEL 6.7 release brings the following main benefits:
- it makes hardening a server easier through some SCAP security guide improvements and the new scap-workbench package,
- it can use Red Hat Access Insights through a Red Hat hosted service to proactively identify and resolve technical issues,
- it gets the new clufter package that contains a tool for transforming and analyzing cluster configuration formats, useful when preparing cluster migration,
- it adds the new lshw package that includes a utility providing detailed information on the hardware configuration of a machine,
- finally, it provides 242 packages freshly updated.
As usual, you will find all the details in the RHEL 6.7 Releases Notes & RHEL 6.7 Technical Notes.
I thought that lshw was an additional package, as I use it already on 5.6 release !
lshw.x86_64 : Hardware lister
It’s interesting. The lshw package is mentioned as new in the RHEL 6.7 Technical Notes.
There is certainly an explanation but I don’t know it! 😉