We have added CentOS 8 to our supported distributions. Here are the release notes for RHEL 8, which CentOS 8 is based on. Notable changes from CentOS 7 include:
The package manager has changed to
yumcommand is still available but it is just a backward compatible wrapper around
Python 3.6 is the default Python implementation now. Upstream CentOS does not come with Python installed automatically, but we have added the
python3package to our build.
nftablesframework is now used under the hood for packet filtering, rather than
iptables. CentOS 8 still uses
firewalldas the user-facing frontend to firewall management, and only the backend has changed.
NetworkManager is used for managing network configuration instead of ifup and ifdown. It is capable of running the network-scripts used by previous CentOS releases, so the network configuration is still kept under
If from the management console, the option ‘system details’ says ‘Virtualization mode: Paravirtualized’ then you will not be able to install CentOS 8 automatically. Please contact support for assistance, or order a replacement VPS. Otherwise, the pre-installed image and netboot installer are available from the management console of any Prgmr.com VPS.