The Community Enterprise Operating System (CentOS) has announced the availability of first point release of CentOS 7. Derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, this release has been tagged as 1503 and it is available for x86 compatible and x86_64 bit machines. Centos 7.1 is available to be selected to all customers wanting to purchase any of our dedicated server services and can be selected from our list of operating systems when configuring your server.
You can download the operating system from our 10Gb/s mirror located within our Coventry datacentre: http://mirror.cov.ukservers.com/centos/7.1.1503/
An important feature to note is the introduction of Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Cache (built on top of dm-cache) this allows you to use SSD(s) to act as fast persistent caches to speed up access to standard SATA hard drives. UK Servers is able to assist any customers wanting to set up their disks with LVM and use LVM cache on any servers running Centos 7.1.
The Release Notes explain the major changes:
- As of March 2015 ABRT (>= 2.1.11-19.el7.centos.0.1) can report bugs directly to bugs.centos.org.
- Support for new processors (Intel Broadwell) and graphics (AMD Hawaii)
- Full support for LVM cache
- Ability to mount ceph block devices
- Updated Hyper-V network drivers
- New libguestfs features
- Full support for OpenJDK-1.8.0
- Improved clock stability (for PTP and NTP)
- Updated Networkmanager packages to version 1.0
- Updated docker to 1.4.1
- Updated OpenSSH to 6.6.1
- New package: Mozilla Thunderbird
- Update to numerous storage, network and graphics drivers
- Technology Preview: Support of the Btrfs file system, OverlayFS and the Cisco VIC kernel driver.