• 6.6
Key Points
  • Support for Enterprise Linux 9
  • Support for multiple distributions (RHEL, Rocky, Alma, Oracle, etc)
  • Fully supported/development platform

Support version 9 of the many alternative Enterprise Linux (RHEL-based) distributions (RHEL, Rocky, Oracle, Alma, etc.).


EO.workspace has expanded its support to include Enterprise Linux (EL) version 9 for all its Linux-based components. This extension ensures that EO.workspace components are fully integrated with the most recent and robust developments in this cutting-edge version. Transitioning to version 9 in your EO.workspace environment can unlock even greater performance enhancements and efficiencies, ensuring your systems are at the forefront of technology and security.

Innovate and Optimize with Leading-Edge Technology

  • Advanced Kernel and Performance: Powered by the Linux 5.14 kernel series, Enterprise Linux  9 brings enhanced Web Console performance metrics, enabling better identification of threats and improved system performance analysis. You can now export these metrics to popular tools like Grafana for more in-depth analysis.
  • Streamlined Image Building: Experience the convenience of building both EL 9 and EL 8 images through a single build node, offering better support for customized file systems and bare-metal deployments.

Security and Compliance at the Forefront

  • Enhanced Security Measures: EL 9 introduces new security profiles, support for IMA digital hashes and signatures, detailed SSSD login, and OpenSSL 3 integration. Notably, SSH root password login is disabled by default, heightening security against brute-force attacks.
  • OpenSSL 3.0.1 Integration: The inclusion of OpenSSL 3.0.1 brings numerous improvements, such as multiple provider options for different applications, support for high-speed on-chip cryptography on IBM Z-platform, and enhanced certificate management.

A Versatile and Scalable Solution

  • Diverse Application Support: With EL 9, developers can build applications with UBI container images and enjoy cgroup2’s default enablement. The platform also includes a comprehensive suite of updated technologies like GCC 11.2, Python 3.9, Rust 1.54, and many more, catering to a wide range of development needs.
  • WireGuard VPN and MultiPath TCP Support: Initial support for WireGuard VPN technology and a new MultiPath TCP daemon (mptcpd) are included, enhancing network configuration and security.

Long-Term Stability and Support

  • 10-Year Support Lifecycle: Released in May 2022, EL 9 comes with a 10-year support commitment. This means consistent security and software updates until at least 2032, providing a stable and secure platform for long-term enterprise planning.

A Foundation for Modern IT Infrastructure

Enterprise Linux 9 is designed to support diverse IT environments, from large public clouds to edge devices. It provides a secure, consistent foundation for hybrid cloud environments, enabling the efficient delivery of workloads and services.

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