CentOS 7.1 Release notes & Upgrade steps

CentOS community proudly announced the general availability of CentOS 7.1, on March 31, 2015. CentOS is based on RHEL distribution. The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

What’s new in CentOS 7.1

  • You 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
  • Packages modified by CentOS (anaconda, dhcp, firefox, grub2, httpd, kernel, libreport, openssl098e, ntp, PackageKit, redhat-lsb, system-config-kdump, thunderbird, xulrunner, yum)
  • More information can be found here
  • CentOS 7.1 release notes
  • RHEL 7.1 release notes
  • Note : 1) Don’t forget to take backup of your important/valuable data. If something goes wrong we will install freshly and restore the data.
    2) Upgrade will take time based on your internet connection

    CentOS 7.1 Download link

    How to Upgrade CentOS to latest version

    Use the below commands to upgrade your system from CentOS 7.1.

    # Removing cached packages and headers #
    [email protected]:~$ yum clean all
    # Update your systeme packages #
    [email protected]:~$ yum update
    # Upgrading the system #
    [email protected]:~$ yum -y upgrade

Magesh Maruthamuthu

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