Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Beta Now Available
The 5.2 release is the second incremental release since RHEL 5 was released in March of 2007 (RHEL 5.1 Beta appeared in August of 2007). With the 5.2 release Red Hat is adding virtualization enhancements including the ability to handle a 64 CPU system. Additionally the critical 'libvirt' technology which helps to manage the virtualization instances now gets remote management support.
IPv6 support also gets a boost in RHEL 5.2 with the addition of a DHCPv6 client and server (regular DHCP doesn't quite handle the longer IPv6 addresses all that well).
Red Hat has also improved on a long list of driver and architecture specific improvements in the 5.2 Beta.
Red Hat expects the beta testing period for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to continue until May 7, 2008