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New CentOS 8.1 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS templates

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Michael Anderson
June 11, 2020

Serverspace has added a feature to automatically deploy CentOS 8.1 and Ubuntu 20.04 operating systems with the x64 architecture using ready-made templates on Cloud servers. At the same time, you can still install older OS versions on servers, like Ubuntu 18.04 and CentOS 7.7.

What’s new in CentOS 8.1

  • Modified packages, including yum, anaconda, httpd, dhcp, grub2, and kernel;
  • New FRRouting Protocol stack with support of BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, PIM, and RIP;
  • Support for block device re-encryption using the LUKS2 specification;
  • New udica tool which generates SELinux security policies for containers, etc.

Detailed documentation concerning this release can be found on the RedHat website as well as in the CentOS reference section.

Ubuntu 20.04 innovations

  • Hardware support for two-factor authentication when connecting via SSH;
  • Latest updates for PHP 7.4, MySQL 8.0, NGINX 1.17, Python 3.8, etc.;
  • WireGuard VPN support;
  • Release of updates and security support of the current version for 5 year period and more.

For a full list of changes, see the official Ubuntu blog.

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