Satellite is Red Hat’s server life-cycle management based on the community project Spacewalk, it basically provides provision, patch, configuration and subscription management across Red Hat’s ecosystem.
Yesterday the Raleigh company announced the general availability of Red Hat Satellite 6 with an extended support for both Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and a new integration with Puppet Forge and GIT.
With this release Red Hat is obviously trying to better integrate Satellite in its Open Hybrid Cloud portfolio, stressing, for example, the ability to provision on bare metal, virtualized infrastructure, and on public or private clouds.
Some on the new features directly from the press release:
- Provisioning on bare metal, virtualized infrastructure and on public or private clouds, all from one place and with one simple process, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, VMware, and Amazon EC2.
- System discovery, enabling users to discover and search across non-provisioned hosts for rapid deployment.
- Drift remediation that enables users to automatically correct system state with reporting, auditing, and history of changes.
- Subscription management that enables you to easily report and map your purchased products to registered systems for end-to-end subscription consumption visibility.