CentOS 7 vs CentOS 8-Feature Comparison

Introduction

When CentOS 8 is officially released in the second half of this year (2019), it is likely that many people want to know what will happen to CentOS 7 significantly. distributed. Let’s unravel this mystery and continue to see if the release of CentOS 8 is worth it.

Remember that CentOS 7 was the first to come with “systematicRHEL 7 / CentOS 7 was released in 2014 with many features that have worked well for the past 10 years. CentOS 8 has other new features, and the table below shows some of the differences between the two.

difference

featureCentOS 7 CentOS 8
coreBased on Fedora 19 and upstream kernel 3.10Based on Fedora 28 and upstream kernel 4.18
Bind
SafetyComes with support for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and TLS 1.0Comes with support for OpenSSL 1.1.1 and TLS 1.3, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1
Software managementUse YUM v3 distributed with RPM 4.11 YUM package manager is now based on DNF technology and provides support for modular content. Use YUM v4 distributed with RPM 4.14
httpd / Apache HTTP server 2.4HTTP server 2.4
pythonPython 2.7.5 and limited support for Python 2.7Python 3.6 and limited support for Python 2.7
PHP, Ruby, PerlPHP 5.4.16, Ruby 2.0.0, Perl 5.16.3 PHP 7.2, Ruby 2.5, Perl 5.26
Desktop environmentThe default GNOME Display Manager is the X.Org serverThe default GNOME Display Manager is Wayland, GNOME Shell version 3.28
databaseMySQL 5.5, MariaDB 5.5, PostgreSQL 9.2MariaDB 10.3, MySQL 8.0, PostgreSQL 10, PostgreSQL 9.6 and Redis 5
VirtualizationUse qemu-kvm and virt-managerDistributed with qemu-kvm 2.12, deprecated virt-manager, taken over by Cockpit
Firewall functionUse iptables packet filtering frameworkUse nftables packet filtering framework

in conclusion

From some of the differences made above, it can be seen that the new CentOS 8 release can make major changes. From everything from security to how to manage virtual machines, you should expect to find all important enhancements to make server management for CentOS 8 easier and more secure.

Go to the CentOS 8 installation guide to get started with CentOS8. The following articles are tailored for CentOS 8, please read and enjoy.

Setting up LVS (Linux Virtual Server) Load Balancer on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

How to install PHP Composer on CentOS 8

How to install and use Podman on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Configure master / slave BIND DNS server on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Install and configure Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 on CentOS 8

How to configure iSCSI targets and initiators on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

How to configure iSCSI Initiator on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Install and configure Redis server on RHEL 8

How to install and configure Ansible on RHEL 8

How to install and configure Memcached on RHEL 8

How to configure NTP server with Chrony on RHEL 8

How to install ELK Stack on RHEL 8

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