On March 21, 2017 Red Hat has announced the availability of RHEL 6.9. This marks the transition into what in Red Hat’s product life cyle is called production phase 3 (starting May 10th 2017). This means that only critical security updates and urgent functional fixes will be delivered.The kernel level is now kernel-2.6.32-696.el6, for the main bug fixes see the kernel update description.
As usual there are the release notes and the technical notes in two separate documents. The complete documentation can be reached from the Red Hat documentation page (you need to select “6” on the left bar).
The IBM documentation for RHEL 6.4 on developerworks still applies for this release.
This is mainly a bug and security fix release.