The RHEL 6.9 distribution has just been released and brings the following main benefits:
- TLS 1.2 support has been added to all system components,
- several SSSD improvements have been made in connection with AD forests and PAM services,
- the cpuid utility is now available and dumps detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction. It supports Intel, AMD, and VIA CPUs.
In addition, on May 10, 2017, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enters Production Phase 3, meaning that subsequent updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 will be limited to qualified critical security fixes and business-impacting urgent issues.
Finally, according to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle, RHEL 6 will be supported until at least November 2020.