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Red Hat Satellite

Red Hat Infrastructure Management

The best way to manage your Red Hat infrastructure

As your Red Hat® environment continues to grow, so does the need to manage it to a high standard of quality. Red Hat Satellite is an infrastructure management product specifically designed to keep Red Hat Enterprise Linux® environments and other Red Hat infrastructure running efficiently, properly secured, and compliant with various standards.


Complete life-cycle management in 1 console

  • Provision on bare metal, virtualized infrastructure, public or private clouds—all from 1 centralized console and with 1 standardized process.
  • Configure your Red Hat systems in a more agile and efficient way. Analyze and automatically remediate configuration drift and control, and enforce the desired host end state, all from 1 convenient console.
  • Use a systematic process to apply content—including patches—to deployed systems in all stages, from development to production. The result is better consistency and availability of systems, letting IT more quickly respond to business needs and vulnerabilities.
  • Report and map your Red Hat-purchased products to registered systems for end-to-end visibility into subscription usage details.

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A simple solution for managing your entire Red Hat infrastructure

  • Simplify infrastructure management

    Red Hat Satellite can effectively manage your entire infrastructure—not just your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems—from a single console.

  • Implement your 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

    Manage systems across a wide variety of platforms, and meet the demand for managing thousands of distributed systems across multiple datacenters.

  • Take advantage of innovation

    Innovation in operations management is developing at lightning speed, particularly in the open source communities. Red Hat takes the best capabilities from these projects and pulls them into Red Hat Satellite, letting your enterprise access the latest innovation in a fully supported and certified product.

Product details

Simplify Linux management

Manage thousands of Red Hat systems as efficiently as managing 1

Red Hat Satellite can manage the life cycle of Red Hat infrastructure and configuration content, and the life cycle of:

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 thousands of Red Hat systems efficiently.

Curb rising system administration costs while getting more done

An 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, and provisioning.
  • Reducing errors and inconsistencies.
  • Allowing junior-level administrators to perform senior admin tasks, which are organized in an intuitive interface.

Improve security and maintain compliance

Red Hat Satellite lets your organization 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.

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 and respond more quickly to business needs.

Improve scaling

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.

Red Hat Satellite provides highly efficient, centralized monitoring and control, as well as rapid software updates.

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I.T. project manager, Baloise Bank SoBa AG
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Invest in your or your team's skills

Our training courses are hands-on and role-based. This means students stay at their keyboards for up to 80% of a course, boosting the retention of skills they'll use every day. We offer several convenient ways to train and save, with training facilities around the world. Visit our student center to learn more, or read some training successes.

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management (RH403)

Understand the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

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Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you deploy Red Hat Satellite. We offer flexible engagement models to help meet your IT goals. Have unallocated end-of-year budget? Consider using Consulting Units to secure resources you'll need in the upcoming year—without committing to a specific topic up front.

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Together, we can do more

Collaboration is a pillar of the open source community. And it’s how Red Hat approaches support. Connect to Red Hat Support to access industry-leading technical resources available in our award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal anywhere, any time.

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