We are pleased to announce that Red Hat Satellite 6.6 is now available in beta to current Satellite customers.

Red Hat Satellite is a scalable platform to manage patching, provisioning, and subscription management of your Red Hat infrastructure, regardless of where it is running. The Satellite 6.6 beta is focused on enhancements across reporting, automation, and supportability

While Satellite 6.6 Beta supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 hosts, it is important to note that Satellite 6.6 must be installed on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 host.  Support for running Satellite itself on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 host is scheduled for a later release.

Major features that we are asking customers to review as they test the beta are:

  • Reporting

    • Ability to schedule reports

    • Ability to email reports

    • Reporting performance enhancements

    • New default applied errata report

  • Automation 

    • Ansible 2.8 upgrade

    • Ansible variables as smart class parameters

  • Supportability

    • Insights rules for Satellite

    • Content view dependency resolution

    • Composer integration

    • OpenSCAP deployed by Ansible 

    • Improved upgrade workflows

    • Scale improvements and tuning parameters

    • Task dashboard

    • Additional notification drawer items (paused tasks or tasks need attention)

Customers with active Red Hat Satellite subscriptions can test out the new features in Satellite 6.6 beta now by signing up for the beta.

You can also refer to the Red Hat Satellite 6.6 Beta FAQ for additional information.

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