RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5 Beta 2 is already being released to the company’s partners and customers. Red Hat currently expects the full production release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 in early 2007, will provide the latest open source technologies for improved performance, security and flexibility.
This is the first Red Hat Enterprise Linux release that includes Xen-based open source virtualization technology. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 2 release contains virtualization support on the x86 and x86-64 architectures as well as a technology preview of Xen for Itanium 2.
RHEL 5 Beta 2 is available to existing Red Hat subscribers via RHN. The beta channels should automatically appear in your account. Installable binary and source ISO images are also available for download from the RHN website, here. Too bad RHEL 5 Beta 2 is only available to the subscribers of Red Hat Networks. RHEL 5 is still in development, and therefore this release is intended for testing purposes only.
For more information please see the Release Announcement.
For Red Hat installation guide, visit Beta Installation Instruction.
For Red Hat Documentation, visit http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise.