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"It cuts down significantly on the administrative time it takes to patch systems in a large environment.""Patch management is, for sure, most valuable. For license management and patch management, I would rate it a 10 out of 10.""Fixing is the most valuable. When you deal with a lot of hardware and software and you have a lot of packages, fixing is a bit difficult. You need to track and pull up all such things, but Satellite makes this task easy. We have branches in other locations, and I can manage other branches by using Satellite Capsule, which is a great feature.""Satellite gives administrators the ability to target deployments and only send out the updates or provision updates to certain groups.""Technical support has been good."

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"When it comes to managing both Red Hat and SUSE environments, it provides the support for live patching, which is something I really, really appreciate."

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"The product could have more diversity in what it is able to deploy and might do better if it was not dedicated to Red Hat products only.""It should basically include a complete slew of system management and monitoring tools such as Nagios. It should be a single pane of glass that gives us a complete solution. It is a good solution, but it is missing a few important things. We're using Capsule for DMVs on other secured zones. Capsule is a part of Satellite to be a proxy of sorts.""It has not been significantly updated in a while.""There needs to be some margin for improvement in terms of the way Satellite manages subscriptions. It is still very confusing when we have different contracts or different bundles of subscriptions, and we need to manage those within Satellite in a way that's very user-friendly.""It wasn't easy in the beginning, and some effort was required to work it out. I already had the product documentation, but it was not well organized. It wasn't easy to follow. There were a lot of documents here and there."

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"I really would like to have a broader library of VCP's or playbooks that I can deploy."

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"Its price is good. They call it subscription, not license, and it is on a yearly basis. There is only one subscription, and that's it.""The cost for a larger enterprise is probably almost always a boon.""The licensing depends on the number of servers."

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Top Answer: Red Hat Satellite has proven to be a worthwhile investment for me. Both its patch management and license management have been outstanding. If you have a large environment, patching systems is much… more »
Top Answer: Technical support has been good.
Top Answer: The pricing was reviewed about three years ago. We like the pricing setup as it scales up and down easily, as we are charged by the number of med notes. The pricing is fair. We simply have to pay for… more »
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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.

SUSE Manager was designed to help your enterprise DevOps and IT Operations teams reduce complexity and regain control of your IT assets with a single tool to manage Linux systems across a variety of hardware architectures, hypervisors as well as container, IoT and cloud platforms. It automates Linux server and IoT device provisioning, patching and configuration for faster, consistent and repeatable server deployment helping to optimize operations and reduce costs. And with automated monitoring, tracking, auditing and reporting of your systems, VMs, and containers across your development, test and production environments, you can ensure compliance with internal security policies and external regulations.

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Baloise Bank SoBa, ETH Zurich, Munich Airport, ING-DiBa, Produban
Day & Zimmermann, Cisco, CEMEX, L.B. Foster, Adient, Istanbul Technical University, 7Pixel, University of Maine System, Guerbet
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Red Hat Satellite is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 4 reviews while SUSE Manager is ranked 11th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Red Hat Satellite is rated 7.6, while SUSE Manager is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat Satellite writes "A good product for managing patches and updates that could be more robust and up-to-date". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SUSE Manager writes "Easy to deploy, offers embedded monitoring, and is very stable". Red Hat Satellite is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, HashiCorp Terraform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix and AWS Systems Manager, whereas SUSE Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, HashiCorp Terraform, BigFix and AWS Systems Manager.

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