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Friday Five - November 18, 2022
Red Hat News, November 18th, 2022
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.

  • Red Hat Helps Enterprises Modernize at Scale with New Migration Toolkit
  • Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2023: Security is the top priority as digital transformation continues
  • Siemens Accelerates Innovation at the Factory Edge with Red Hat OpenShift
  • CRN Tech Innovator Awards
  • The Register - Red Hat, Intel open centers for the edge

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We say this a lot at Red Hat: no single technology vendor holds the key to success, and that includes us.

In our new podcast - Code Comments - we are talking to seasoned technologists at Red Hat partner organizations about pivotal moments they have experienced in technical projects.

Each episode dives into stories, challenges and lessons learned that our guests have encountered in their careers. The Red Hat partner ecosystem represents a diverse and robust group of leading technology vendors, solution providers, integrators and more, all with a unique view on the IT landscape, trends and what the future holds for the industry at large. Like Red Hat, our partners have lived through it all firsthand and there's still so much to learn from each other.


You've probably heard about Red Hat Insights and different services that improve your operational, business and security experience with all Red Hat platforms (if not, I recommend reading the Red Hat Insights blog channel).

The analytical information that Insights collects to power these services has a much greater impact than you might think. In this blog post, we'll give you an overview of where Insights analytics are being used (and you probably didn't even notice). Although this is very much focused on experience with Red Hat OpenShift, less advanced yet similar capabilities are available for other platforms.

Learn About Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles
Red Hat News, November 18th, 2022
Streamline system configuration using a collection of supported roles and workflows that ensure consistent execution of manual tasks.

What are RHEL system roles?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system roles are a collection of Ansible roles and modules that can help automate the management and configuration of RHEL systems. RHEL system roles can help provide consistent and repeatable configuration, reduce technical burdens and streamline administration.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 Is Now Available
Red Hat News, November 16th, 2022
As organizations spread their IT infrastructure from the datacenter to the cloud and the network edge, they increasingly need more scalable hybrid cloud solutions paired with enhanced operational stability.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), they can drive consistency, flexibility and reliability as they innovate.

RHEL 9 became generally available in May 2022, and the new 9.1 update brings customers a number of new features and capabilities, including enhancements to SQL, Red Hat Smart Management with Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Insights and Workstations.


On November 8th, 2022, Microsoft released a series of security updates for various Windows operating systems to fix two security issue

Both security issues aren't documented in detail. The security advisories talk about 'Windows Kerberos RC4-HMAC Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability' and a generic 'Windows Kerberos Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability,' correspondingly. From the accompanying knowledge base articles we can see that these vulnerabilities affect use of the standard RC4-HMAC encryption type in the Active Directory Kerberos implementation. It has been known for some time that RC4-HMAC is an encryption type that might be broken, and a recommendation has been to disable RC4-HMAC use in Active Directory environment, enforced via various STIG and CIS profiles for Windows systems.

Wherever your agency is on its cloud journey, I bring good news.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud, the enterprise-ready cloud services offering, has been designated as FedRAMP 'In-Process', which is a designation provided to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) that are actively working toward a FedRAMP Authorization with either the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) or a federal agency. Red Hat is currently working towards receiving FedRAMP High certification to allow organizations in highly regulated industries to build and deploy Kubernetes-based applications on ROSA while addressing key government security and compliance requirements.

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