We now offer CentOS 7.1 as an instant install option through your SnelPanel. This is the second major release for CentOS 7 and is tagged as 1503. This build is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. Before you decide to install this OS through your SnelPanel, you may want to view the most prominent features of this latest release. We have highlighted these features below.
FreeIPA is a security solution that you can install on Linux/Unix based operating system. It provides centralized authentication, authorization and account information by storing data about user, groups, and hosts. With FreeIPA you are also able to deploy two-factor authentication.
Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Cache
LVM gives you the ability to manage and allocate disk space effectively. In the CentOS 7.1 release LVM has added a new caching feature to improve the performance and security of the disks. The new cache feature allows one or more faster speed disks to act as a cache for one or more slower hard disks.
Automatic Bug Reporting Tool
The Automatic Bug Reporting tool keeps running in the background as soon as any system error or application is detected. So when the error is detected this tool will report the error details to remote bug trackers.
OpenJDK-1.8.0 fully supported
CentOS 7.1. supports OpenJDK 8 as well, Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) is a free and open source implementation of the Java Platform.
Updated drivers for network and graphics card
In this latest CentOS release, you will find improvements for processors, graphic cards and other drivers. Old and new graphic and Enthernet cards are both supported. The support for new processors includes Intel Broadwell and graphics AMD Hawaii cards.
Updated Software Versions
You will find updated versions of the most used applications such as OpenSSH, Dockers, Email clients and more.
In order to get started with the CentOS 7.1 installation, you can find a small tutorial here.