ClearOS 7.3.0 Final Release Information

Released: 3 March 2017

ClearFoundation and ClearCenter are proud to announce the full release of ClearOS 7.3. This is a minor release of ClearOS and focuses on important security updates as well as increased compatibility with computers running UEFI.

New Features Included in 7.3.0 Release and Since 7.2.0

  • Reverse Proxy App
  • Domoticz
  • Application Filter
  • Protocol Filter
  • APC™ Battery Backup Manager
  • Full support for UEFI booting

New Upstream Features and improvements Include

  • Improvements to OpenSCAP framework (for developers).
  • MACsec is now available for development.
  • Flushing capabilities in the auditd daemon
  • IdM library improvements for developers
  • HMM Technology Preview
  • Lightweight kernel support improvements to Open vSwitch (for developers)
  • Developer Support for Coherent Accelerator Process Interface flash block adapter
  • Technology preview for Kernel SCHED_DEADLINE
  • Support for NVDIMMs through libnvdimm
  • CephFS kernel module
  • pNFS SCSI file sharing
  • IoT support improved to support Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) devices.
  • IoT Controller Area Network device drivers now supported in kernel
  • Kernet support for embedded MMC interface v5

ClearOS 7 features a Community, Home, and Business version. All versions of ClearOS will install from the same install image. You will be required to select your version during the initial setup wizard on the first boot after ClearOS is installed.

Change Log


  • Samba 4 Directory (Still, very much in beta)
  • Localization
  • Usability and Ease of Use improvements

Roadmap Tracker and Open Bugs


Please post your feedback in the ClearOS 7.3 Fully Released Discussion Forum.


ISO Images

64-bit Full844 MB 0ba358dddf233f1631db8bf48911c1a7838887a1c854980c5a1d17c1a59d5812
64-bit Net Install417 MB 4e5e9ff1807eed54d4d03a9b4a9e9700b4743ad835df650f012a972efe9607d5

Virtual Machine and Cloud Images

Virtual Machine and Cloud Images are not yet available for this release.

Platform Image Proceedure
Amazon EC2 clearos-7.2.0 - ami-8fb03898 Install and run updates to 7.3

Upgrade from Earlier ClearOS Community 6.x Releases

There is no supported method yet from upgrading from ClearOS 6 to ClearOS 7.

Make a copy of your configuration data. Backup your user data as well or retire your ClearOS 6 disk. ClearOS 7 now supports the import of your configuration data but not your user data.

Upgrade from Earlier ClearOS Community 7.x Releases

Upgrades from 7.1.0 on properly running systems will happen automatically. To manually upgrade from ClearOS 7.1.0 or to validate that you are at the latest version run:

yum update


content/en_us/announcements_releases_clearos_7.3.0_final_release_information.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/04 15:02 by dloper