Red Hat Satellite

Features and benefits

Simplify infrastructure management

Red Hat® Satellite can manage the life cycle of Red Hat infrastructure and configuration content. This includes:

  • Red Hat Storage
  • Red Hat Virtualization
  • Red Hat Directory Server
  • Red Hat Certificate System
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
  • Any other software available as an RPM

Compared to other enterprise solutions, it’s less complex and less costly to implement. Unlike homegrown solutions, it follows best practices and scales to manage thousands of Red Hat systems efficiently.

Implement your standard operating environment (SOE)

Define and establish standard operating environments (SOEs) that let you deploy systems in a fast and repeatable manner. This improves system consistency, which helps increase efficiency, reduce errors, and meet compliance standards.

Scale your environment

Red Hat Satellite can scale out to manage thousands of remote systems. It accomplishes this using Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server instances that are deployed at remote sites. Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server provides local management, while communicating back to Red Hat Satellite Server to provide a unified organizational view across multiple sites.

Lower costs, more efficiency

An IDC return-on-investment (ROI) study found the average payback period for the initial Red Hat Satellite investment to be less than seven months. 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, and provisioning.
  • Reducing errors and inconsistencies.
  • Allowing junior-level administrators to perform senior admin tasks, which are organized in an intuitive interface.

Save time and free up resources

Red Hat Satellite provisioning and configuration capabilities let you roll out new systems in minutes. Add more systems without adding more administrators by using the advanced automation capabilities. Spend less time on these tasks, and help your admins focus on higher-value activities (and respond more quickly to business needs).

Improve security

Red Hat Satellite lets your organization more easily address security, bug-fix, and enhancement errata. For example, you can use it to identify and quickly respond to vulnerabilities like Shellshock, Heartbleed, and GHOST. Red Hat Satellite also gives you peace of mind by letting you use industry-standard scanning and remediation tools, such as OpenSCAP, to audit systems and remediate them if required.

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