October 2021 Community Update

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Happy October, Community! See below for our monthly Customer Portal and general Red Hat announcements. I hope everyone is having a wonderful October so far!

If you missed September’s update, you can view it here.

Customer Portal Announcements

Check out the new navigation design on the Customer Portal: Our Red Hat Customer Portal team just launched our new site navigation design this week. The redesign is a more slimmed down, streamlined design of our existing navigation content. Overall, these improvements should significantly improve accessibility and will make it easier to get to the things that matter to you most. You can view the new site navigation at the top of every page throughout the Customer Portal.

General Red Hat Announcements

There have been lots of exciting product announcements this month! Check out the resources below for some of the announcements that you may have missed:

-Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 Beta: Last week the RHEL 8.5 Beta was released! You can learn more about the latest improvements and new features here. You can also learn more about the new RHEL Beta experience that was recently announced in this knowledgebase article.
-Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4: Both of these upcoming releases are designed to drive consistency of the open hybrid cloud to the furthest reaches of the enterprise network. Learn more here.
-Red Hat Ansible Automation 2: Extends the role of automator across IT organizations with its cloud-native architecture and new collaboration and developer tools for automation content. Ansible Automation Platform 2 Early Access is now available, while Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 is slated to be generally available in November. Learn more here.
-Red Hat OpenStack 16.2: The latest version of OpenStack is officially here with tighter integration with OpenShift so customers can run both new and traditional applications in parallel. Learn more about the latest release here.

Migrating from OpenShift Container Platform 3 to 4? Check out this event: Our upcoming Red Hat Convergence webinar on October 28th will feature several of our customers discussing their experiences with moving from OpenShift 3 to 4. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists, ask questions, and gain insight into their IT challenges. Register here.

Missed any content from AnsibleFest last month?: Catch up on 2 days of automation insights, breakouts, keynotes, and more - all available on demand.

That’s all for this month’s update. I hope everyone has a good month!



Hi Tess,

Thanks for the summary of what happened and what's new. I am testing the RHEL 8.5 Beta and everything looks good so far. :)


Thanks, Christian! Glad you're enjoying your experience testing the RHEL 8.5 Beta so far!


Thanks much Tessa!

The new navigation method seems good. Nice to see the material for the AnsibleFest being available!