Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 Offers Support for Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6


United States, November 16, 2010

New version of systems management solution enables organizations to more easily manage the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform; Offers improvements in subscription management, compliance and content management

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4, the latest version of Red Hat's on-premises systems management solution that provides software updates, configuration management, provisioning and monitoring across both physical and virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 delivers compliance improvements, greater flexibility in content management and improved subscription management. It also provides support for managing the newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform.

Red Hat Network Satellite is a systems management platform that enables IT organizations to efficiently manage the lifecycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is an industry-leading solution that optimizes Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems so that they are properly secured, operating efficiently and compliant with various standards. Compared to other commercial solutions, it is less complex and costly to implement, and compared to home-grown solutions, it more closely follows best practices and scales to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux more efficiently.

"We've been using Red Hat Network Satellite for several years now as a key component in the efficient management of our IT Operations," said Kevin Masaryk, senior Linux/UNIX administrator at Salt River Project. "We continue to be impressed with the power and versatility of the product and are excited to see the release of version 5.4."

Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 adds support for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, enabling organizations to take advantage of the improved reliability, performance, scalability and infrastructure flexibility delivered in the latest release of the leading operating platform. The release also delivers improvements spanning subscription management, compliance and content management. New improvements in Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 include:

  • The addition of SELinux support to RHN Satellite configuration management, easing deployment of RHN Satellite-managed configuration files on an SELinux-deployed client system.
  • New reporting capabilities to assist with audits and compliance-related activities.
  • Staged deployment scheduling, allowing for thousands of systems to be updated even during short maintenance windows.
  • Support for adding and managing third-party content repositories, enabling a more automated environment with less manual interaction and chance for error.
  • New FlexGuest entitlement support for virtual systems.

Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 is available to subscribing customers worldwide today.

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