Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5

Minimal RHEL 8.5 image based on the official RHEL 8.5 Binary DVD ISO image.

Minimal ready to use RHEL 8.5 image

This is a ready to use minimal Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5 image based on the official RHEL 8.5 Binary DVD ISO image.

Mainly used as a common base system on top of which other appliances could be built and tested, it contains just enough packages to run within Azure, bring up a SSH Server and allow users to login.

No RHEL subscription required

Integrated with the Azure-hosted RHUI (RedHat Update Infrastructure), that allows the installation of new RPM packages and updates without the need of a separate RHEL8 subscription.

SSH public key authentication

Root login is disabled and only the user account specified at launch time is allowed to connect, preferably using ssh public key authentication.

Root filesystem automatically extends during boot

Built using RedHat8 'Minimal Install' group of packages and a single 30 GiB OS disk. Both root partition and the corresponding filesystem are automatically extended if the selected disk size is bigger than the default one. OS disk is partitoned using GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of MBR (Master Boot Record). This allows usage of OS disks bigger than 2 TiB in size.

Main highlights

  • This image comes with SELinux enabled.

  • Azure Linux Agent and cloud-init are included.

  • Accelerated Networking is supported as well.

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