RHEL 8.4 - Final Release

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Hello everyone ! :)

RHEL 8.4 went GA and has been released today ... the official ISO files are available to download :


And existing RHEL 8 systems can be upgraded by just running : sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Update : Red Hat Blog post -> Stability plus innovation - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 is now GA



Thanks much Christian :)


You're welcome, RJ ! :)

Thanks Christian for the information.

You're welcome, Nikos ! :)

Thanks Christian.

The binary DVD is getting bigger and bigger for each release. It is 9.43 GB now. I also noticed that the "Product Documentation" page for RHEL8.4 is not yet updated. There is only the RHEL8.4 Beta documentation available.

I also noticed that "Convert2RHEL: Now officially supported to convert RHEL-like systems to RHEL". https://access.redhat.com/announcements/5960741

You're welcome, Sadashiva ! :)

Hi Sadashiva,

Just for your information : RHEL 8.4 Release Notes are publicly available now. :)


Yes, thanks Christian. I noticed it a bit late.

Thanks Christian + all for sharing! Here are some additional resources for the RHEL 8.4 release that may be helpful:

Press Release


Release Notes


Blog Series for What's new in RHEL 8.4


On-demand Webinar: What's new in RHEL 8.4

Hi Tess,

The release notes I had already mentioned in my response to Sadashiva above. :)
For Scott McBrien's webinar I created a new thread yesterday to promote it a bit.
But the dedicated blog series website seems to be new .. Thank you for sharing !


Gnome shell version? 3.32.2? (I've gone out of town, so no upgrading till Sunday ...)

Yes Nikos ... gnome-shell 3.32.2-30.el8 ... and other GNOME packages are a mix of older and newer versions. :)

Thanks again, Christian. Together with RJ Hinton, you've been the backbones of this forum - always there to help and give answers. Keep up your great job!

I agree with you Nikos. They are most the active community members and ready to help others.

Thank you, Nikos and Sadashiva ! Makes me happy to see that our work here is appreciated. :)

Forgot to say that Sadashiva also belongs to the members who are always willing to assist. :)
Keep up your great work, Sadashiva ... your contributions are much appreciated. Thank you !


Thanks Christian. I'm truly honored and glad that our contributions are being recognized. Red Hat used to motivate community members by offering goodies earlier. Not sure if they have stopped that since I've not received any such since couple of years. Anyways, we always spend time whenever we get to help others here. All the best!

You are right, Sadashiva ... David Powles sent the most active and helpful members some nice
Red Hat swag "every now and then" as a token of appreciation. That stopped completely after
he left. Now that Teresa Santry Baj took over his role as Community Manager it may change ...
Does it Tess ? :) For your information, Sadashiva : The manager role was left unfilled for years.


Thanks Christian. Anticipating in a positive frame. I also noticed that the "The Red Hat Accelerators program" is not yet open for Asia region. Hope that they would accept our nominations soon.

Thank you both, Christian and Sadashiva for all of your continued contributions to the Community! We are currently in the process of planning updates to and revamping our Community Leader program! Stay tuned :) 

That is nice. Thank you Teresa for the update.

Thanks for the update information, Tess ! :)

Hi i did sudo dnf upgrade only without --refresh like i always do i upgraded to 8.4 successfully it seems so did i do wrong? In Fedora i always do sudo dnf upgrade so.

Hi Daniel,

You did nothing wrong ... the refresh option just updates the meta data, to get the latest available packages.
It is recommended in case you are running dnf upgrade on a daily basis - if you don't you can drop refresh. :)


Ok thanks for your help :)

Sure thing, Daniel ... you're welcome ! :)

did the upgrade yesterday. two issues 1. the display that is connected to the hdmi port is not working. i can use the http://x.x.x.x:9090 as well as vnc, but the display only has a cursor on the top left corner. 2. two issues with compiling the vmnet module for vmware. found solution to one issue, but had to guess at the second.

fixed my blank screen, it was a vncserver issue.

Glad to read that you could fix this issue, Robert ! :)

Beware: Since upgrading my Intel NUC11TNHi3 the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 keeps crashing every few hours in such a way that the NIC completely disappears.

[30712.834017] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting 0x0.
[30712.835320] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Start IWL Error Log Dump:
[30712.835324] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Status: 0x00000040, count: 6
[30712.835327] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Loaded firmware version: 59.601f3a66.0 QuZ-a0-hr-b0-59.ucode
[30721.132652] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Firmware error during reconfiguration - reprobe!
[30721.132657] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Failed to start RT ucode: -110
[30721.132661] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Failed to start RT ucode: -110
[30727.272731] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[30727.272734] Hardware became unavailable during restart.
[30727.272763] WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 32609 at net/mac80211/util.c:2260 ieee80211_reconfig+0xc5/0x1120 [mac80211]
[30727.272764] Modules linked in: uinput rfcomm xt_CHECKSUM ipt_MASQUERADE xt_conntrack ipt_REJECT nft_compat nf_nat_tftp nft_objref nf_conntrack_tftp nft_counter tun bridge stp llc ccm nft_fib_inet nft_fib_ipv4 nft_fib_ipv6 nft_fib nft_reject_inet nf_reject_ipv4 nf_reject_ipv6 nft_reject nft_ct nf_tables_set nft_chain_nat nf_nat nf_conntrack nf_defrag_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv4 cmac ip_set nf_tables nfnetlink bnep sunrpc vfat fat squashfs loop intel_rapl_msr i2c_designware_platform iTCO_wdt i2c_designware_core iTCO_vendor_support wmi_bmof iwlmvm intel_rapl_common snd_sof_pci snd_sof_intel_byt x86_pkg_temp_thermal intel_powerclamp snd_sof_intel_ipc coretemp snd_sof_intel_hda_common mac80211 kvm_intel snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_soc_hdac_hda snd_sof_xtensa_dsp snd_usb_audio snd_sof_intel_hda kvm snd_sof snd_hda_ext_core snd_soc_acpi_intel_match snd_soc_acpi ledtrig_audio snd_hda_intel snd_intel_dspcfg soundwire_intel soundwire_generic_allocation snd_soc_core libarc4 btusb btrtl btbcm btintel snd_compress
[30727.272778]  soundwire_cadence soundwire_bus bluetooth snd_hda_codec irqbypass intel_cstate iwlwifi snd_usbmidi_lib intel_uncore snd_hda_core snd_hwdep snd_rawmidi pcspkr snd_seq cfg80211 snd_seq_device joydev snd_pcm snd_timer ecdh_generic mei_me snd idma64 i2c_i801 mei soundcore intel_lpss_pci intel_lpss rfkill wmi intel_pmc_core acpi_pad acpi_tad ip_tables xfs libcrc32c dm_crypt i915 crct10dif_pclmul crc32_pclmul crc32c_intel cec ghash_clmulni_intel intel_gtt i2c_algo_bit igc drm_kms_helper syscopyarea sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops drm nvme video pinctrl_tigerlake nvme_core t10_pi dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod fuse
[30727.272792] CPU: 2 PID: 32609 Comm: kworker/2:2 Kdump: loaded Tainted: G        W        --------- -  - 4.18.0-305.el8.x86_64 #1
[30727.272793] Hardware name: Intel(R) Client Systems NUC11TNHi3/NUC11TNBi3, BIOS TNTGL357.0043.2020.1223.1022 12/23/2020
[30727.272799] Workqueue: events_freezable ieee80211_restart_work [mac80211]
[30727.272806] RIP: 0010:ieee80211_reconfig+0xc5/0x1120 [mac80211]
[30727.272807] Code: 16 00 0f 85 fb 02 00 00 c6 83 54 05 00 00 00 48 89 df e8 ce 85 fc ff 41 89 c4 85 c0 74 15 48 c7 c7 b0 51 d4 c0 e8 34 a0 bd ec <0f> 0b eb c2 40 88 6c 24 16 48 8b 43 40 44 8b a8 98 00 00 00 e8 12
[30727.272808] RSP: 0018:ffffa39c836bbe28 EFLAGS: 00010282
[30727.272809] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff928d1d210a80 RCX: 0000000000000007
[30727.272810] RDX: 0000000000000007 RSI: 0000000000000086 RDI: ffff928d505167c0
[30727.272810] RBP: ffff928d1d211bf8 R08: 00000000000004b0 R09: 000000000000003a
[30727.272811] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: ffffa39c836bbcd0 R12: 00000000ffffff92
[30727.272811] R13: ffff928d1d210a80 R14: ffff928c5261d000 R15: ffff928d1d212128
[30727.272812] FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff928d50500000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
[30727.272812] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
[30727.272813] CR2: 0000558c9fd273a8 CR3: 00000006bfa10006 CR4: 0000000000770ee0
[30727.272814] PKRU: 55555554
[30727.272814] Call Trace:
[30727.272818]  ? try_to_del_timer_sync+0x4d/0x80
[30727.272824]  ieee80211_restart_work+0xbb/0xe0 [mac80211]
[30727.272826]  process_one_work+0x1a7/0x360
[30727.272827]  ? create_worker+0x1a0/0x1a0
[30727.272828]  worker_thread+0x30/0x390
[30727.272829]  ? create_worker+0x1a0/0x1a0
[30727.272830]  kthread+0x116/0x130
[30727.272832]  ? kthread_flush_work_fn+0x10/0x10
[30727.272834]  ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x40
[30727.272835] ---[ end trace 1fa4e904f9fdb5f8 ]---
[30727.272848] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[30728.429673] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Failed to start RT ucode: -110
[30732.240750] iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: Failed to run INIT ucode: -110


Honestly curious, is your wifi software directly from Red Hat or from a third party (we don't know). If it is indeed from Red Hat, please submit a bugzilla report so that Red Hat can look to resolve this. Most of those who provide aid here are volunteers (such as myself), and Bona Fide Red-Hatters occasionally do come through the discussion forum, but the best avenue for this would be to submit a bugzilla report (again, if the rpm for your wifi is from Red Hat). Otherwise, if your rpm is from a third party - you may have to take it up with the third party.

Kind Regards,

Hi RJ,

i filed a bugzilla report as suggested: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1963975

All RPMs pertaining to the OS and kernel are from Red Hat. sudo dnf upgrade --refresh does not yield any more updates.

Hi Stefan,

The bug report is not accessible : "You are not authorized to access bug #1963975." Just FYI ... :)


I suspect that is a default for RHEL bugs. There does not seem to be an option for the reporter to make it public.

The link https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/479/ver=/rhel---8/8.4/x86_64/product-software is out of order since severals days with the message : We'll be back soon. Thank you for your patience. Do you have a another link please ? Regards Franck.

Hi Franck,

I just checked https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/479/ver=/rhel---8/8.4/x86_64/product-software.
The link (still) works as expected for me - I can access it immediately. I don't know what's wrong on your side ... :)


Hi Franck! I'm sorry that page isn't cooperating with you. We don't have any other reports of outage for that page. If it's still happening, can you please try in a private browsing session, just to rule that out? If it's still happening there, we can take a closer look at your user and get you an alternate route to the download you want in the meantime. Thanks!

Hello Shane ! Thanks for your advice , It's ok now. Finally, It was the fault of the forcepoint proxy on my computer. Sorry for the inconvenience. Regards, Franck

Not an inconvenience at all! Glad you got it worked out. - Shane