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Status Delivered
Workspace Connect:Direct
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 13, 2019

C:D Unix RHEL 8 certification

Support for strategic platfoms

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

RHEL 8 adoption is increasing and ill become one o our strategic patforms. C:D Unix rquires certification.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    May 13, 2020

    Thank you for your patience as we worked on this enhancement. I'm pleased to announce that we have added RHEL 8 certification with the v6.1 release of Connect:Direct which became generally available on 5/8/20. Please visit Passport Advantage to pull down this version and start gaining the benefits of this enhancement.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Feb 28, 2020

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and believe that RHEL 8 certification would be a valuable enhancement to Connect:Direct. I will accept this request as an uncommitted candidate and we will look to add it to the C:D roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager