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Announcing the release of Spacewalk 2.7

Avi Miller
Senior Manager

Spacewalk 2.7 Server is now available for both Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 6 with client support for Oracle Linux 7, Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 5 (Extended Support customers only).

In addition to numerous fixes and other small enhancements, the Spacewalk 2.7 release includes the following significant features:

  • Addition of the taskotop utility, which monitors taskomatic daemon activities. The taskotop utility is included in the spacewalk-utils package.
  • The jabberd daemon, which supports the Open Source Architecture Daemon (OSAD), now uses a SQLite database for improved reliability.
  • Deprecated jPackage libraries and packages have been replaced with standard packages and libraries.
  • Improved kickstart profile support.
  • New channel.listManageableChannels API call added.

For more details on this release, including additional new features and changes, please consult the Spacewalk 2.7 Release Notes.

For installation and upgrade instructions, please consult the Spacewalk 2.7 Installation Guide for Oracle Linux.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Edward Irvine Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Hi Avi,

    Is support for Oracle Linux 8.0 on the roadmap?

    Let me know please.

  • Simon Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Hi Edward,

    yep, it's on our plan, sure.

  • Thimmappa Saturday, April 25, 2020
    Hello Edward,

    Can we use space walk for patch management in Oracle Cloud linux instances?

    Do we need license for the space walk.

  • Avi Miller Saturday, April 25, 2020
    You can use Spacewalk on OCI at no additional cost (and no additional license is necessary) but it would require additional resources.

    You might want to check out our OS Management Service instead, though: https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/os-management/index.html

    That will give you instance management as a service, also at no additional cost and won't require the additional resources that Spacewalk does.
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