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System management

The easiest way to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux

As your Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® environment continues to grow, so does the need to manage these environments to a high standard of quality. Red Hat Satellite is an easy-to-use system management platform that helps keep your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems running efficiently, properly secured, and compliant with various standards.


Make Linux deployable, scalable, manageable, and consistent

  • Robust system admin capabilities

    Features include Red Hat Enterprise Linux system provisioning, patch management, configuration management, and subscription introspection and ongoing management.

  • Security with centralized, on-premise management

    The web interface shows the status, so you know if systems need important patch or configuration changes. With a few clicks, you can implement important updates across your environment.

  • Granular reporting

    Generate Red Hat Satellite command-line reports, and collect and report on critical crash information using the Automatic Bug Reporting Tool feature.

  • Enhanced synchronization

    A Red Hat Satellite instance can pull content from another, giving you finer control over access permissions between your Red Hat Satellite servers.

Product details

Simplify Linux management

Easily manage tens, hundreds, or thousands of Linux systems as easily as 1. Red Hat Satellite is designed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux management. Compared to other enterprise solutions, it’s less complex and less costly to implement. And unlike homegrown solutions, it follows best practices and scales to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux efficiently.

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Curb rising system administration costs

A recent IDC return-on-investment (ROI) study found the average payback period for the initial Red Hat Satellite investment to be less than 7 months. That’s because Red Hat Satellite more efficiently manages your Linux systems, lowering per-system deployment and management costs. It also helps control costs by:

  • Letting you easily standardize machine configurations.
  • Vastly improving system-to-administrator ratios by automating patch and configuration management, provisioning, and monitoring.
  • Reducing errors and inconsistencies.
  • Allowing junior-level administrators to perform senior admin tasks, which are organized in an intuitive interface.

Less downtime makes you more productive

You can perform a simple hot, or online, backup of the Red Hat Satellite Server without scheduling downtime. And to further keep your systems up and running, Red Hat Satellite sends you alerts on system performance so you can quickly take action to ensure optimal performance.

Save time and free up resources

Red Hat Satellite provisioning and configuration capabilities let you roll out new systems in just minutes. With advanced automation capabilities, you can also add more systems without adding more administrators. By spending less time on these tasks, your admins can focus on higher-value activities.

Improve scaling

An installation option lets you deploy the Red Hat Satellite admin-managed (embedded) database on a separate Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This provides significant scaling without requiring the expertise of a database administrator.

Unlike system management applications that are set up individually, the solution from Red Hat is more scalable and delivers more powerful performance—and this provides the investment protection and guarantee viability we need.

Thomas Richter
Group leader, Client Delivery for IT Services

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Case studies

ETH Zurich
With the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Satellite as a sophisticated life-cycle management solution, ETH Zurich can now enjoy efficient, flexible, and scalable operation of its centralized server environment as well as the workstation and server infrastructure in its departments, institutes, and professorships.
Munich Airport
For management, Munich Airport uses Red Hat Satellite to connect as many systems as possible. The implementation of individual processes, such as change and availability management, was greatly simplified by the administration tools.
The introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Satellite helps ING-DiBa achieve increased efficiency, performance, and scalability.
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