RHEL 8 Now Using Upstream Cloud Images
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Okay, friends - it's a busy week with lots of updates. Here's another one for you, focused on big red.
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This week we introduced a change to our RHEL 8 images, which are now being served with upstream cloud images instead of our own hand-crafted and packaged images. What this means is that we're no longer including the following packages, which were previously included in our RHEL images.
  • kernel-tools
  • vim
  • curl
  • pigz
  • kernel
  • kernel-modules
  • grub2-efi
  • grub2
  • shim
  • dracut-network
  • tar
  • audit
  • bash
  • ca-certificates
  • chrony
  • cloud-init
  • cloud-utils-growpart
  • curl
  • hwdata
  • keyutils
  • logrotate
  • microcode_ctl
  • net-tools
  • NetworkManager-team
  • NetworkManager-tui
  • openssh-clients
  • openssh-server
  • openssl
  • parted
  • pciutils
  • rsync
  • rsyslog
  • sudo
  • systemd
  • tar
  • tcpdump
  • teamd
  • tuned
  • vim
  • linux-firmware
  • dracut-config-generic
  • irqbalance
  • iputils
This adjustment brings our images in line with the standard images users consume on other clouds. If you need these packages, going forward you'll need to install them as part of your environment setup or use our legacy image process (legacy images will be available through December 2022).
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our support team!