Red Hat Satellite: Red Hat Enterprise Linux system management


Red Hat® Satellite is a system management solution that makes Red Hat infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This management tool helps users provision, configure, and update systems to keep them running efficiently, securely, and in compliance with various standards. By automating most system maintenance tasks, Red Hat Satellite helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce operational costs, and enable IT to better respond to strategic business needs.


Red Hat Satellite automates many tasks related to system management and easily integrates into existing workflow frameworks. The centralized console gives administrators a single location for accessing reports and for provisioning, configuring, and updating systems.


 Now administrators can provision on bare metal, virtualized infrastructure, and on public or private cloud environments—all from a centralized console using one simple process. 

Provision on bare metal Quickly provision and update your entire bare-metal infrastructure
Provision on Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, VMWare, or Amazon EC2 Easily create and manage instances across virtualized infrastructure or private and public cloud environments
Provision on Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, VMWare, or Amazon EC2 Easily deploy your Red Hat Atomic Platform container management host layer
Provision using templates Create complex Kickstart and Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) scenarios with powerful variables and snippets
Perform system discovery Discover and search across nonprovisioned hosts for rapid deployment, even in environments where Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and PXE are not available


Analyze and automatically correct configuration drift and control, and enforce the desired host endstate, all from the Red Hat Satellite user interface (UI). This interface lets you efficiently configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems for greater agility.

Puppet Forge and Git integration Integration for synchronizing Puppet modules helps you to manage, promote, and distribute configuration easily across your environment
Drift remediation Automatically corrects system state with complete reporting, auditing, and history of changes
Remote execution Automates workflows and lets users take multiple actions against groups of systems—including rebooting a system after a patch install and conducting rolling upgrades across hundreds of systems


Red Hat Satellite helps ensure the systematic application of content, including patches, to deployed systems—on physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructures—in all stages. This approach ensures greater system consistency and availability and frees IT to respond more quickly to business needs and vulnerabilities.

Content views Content views are collections of RPMs, Puppet modules, container content, or OSTree content refined with filters and rules. Content views are published and promoted throughout life-cycle environments, enabling endto-end system management
Red Hat Content Delivery Network (CDN) integration Integration with Red Hat CDN lets users control synchronization of Red Hat content straight from the UI
Streamlined content synchronization Build systems almost immediately after install while content downloads in the background


 Easily report and map your Red Hat products to registered systems for end-to-end subscription consumption visibility.

Subscription management Easily import and manage the distribution of your Red Hat software subscriptions
Built-in reporting engine Report and map your purchased products to registered systems within Red Hat Satellite for end-to-end subscription usage visibility


Connect your Red Hat managed systems to Red Hat Satellite on-premise, rather than connecting systems directly to a Red Hat hosted solution. With Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server, managing your growing Linux environment is easier than ever.

Red Hat Satellite Server

Red Hat Satellite Server connects directly to Red Hat to download updates and synchronize content but also has the flexibility to work in a completely disconnected environment. Red Hat Satellite capabilities include:

  • Multitenancy.
  • User and group role-based access control (RBAC) with external directories.
  • Powerful graphical user interface (GUI), command-line interface (CLI), and application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • Advanced subscription management.

Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server

Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server facilitates content federation and distribution, in addition to other localized services, including Puppet master, DHCP, Domain Name System (DNS), and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). Satellite Capsule Server helps you easily scale Red Hat Satellite as the number of managed systems increases in your environment. It connects with Red Hat Satellite Server to enable localized systems management, including federated services and provisioning.