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"Satellite gives administrators the ability to target deployments and only send out the updates or provision updates to certain groups.""It cuts down significantly on the administrative time it takes to patch systems in a large environment."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to see which virtual machines need more resources or are over-committed.""The interface is very user-friendly and the solution is simple to use.""There are a lot of features, but I've found vMotion and VRS most valuable.""It is a stable solution.""The most valuable features that VMware's vCenter Configuration Manager have, when compared with other solutions, are their disaster recovery and business connectivity capabilities.""This solution supports multiple platforms in a single solution.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the virtual machine management across different hosts, located in different areas.""The solution is very easy to manage."

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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 has not been significantly updated in a while."

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"It can take a long time for the first information to become available. On the other hand, that's normal. It has to collect a lot of information before it can predict future needs. But it would be nice if there was some kind of base level to get started.""The reporting could be improved.""There isn't a clear document covering all the errors. It would be helpful if the company provided better documentation for solving issues.""The technical support could be faster.""It lacks the capability to manage the other systems.""The cost of this solution should be improved.""They could improve the hybrid-cloud environment and its management, not only for the local host but also including the connection between public and private cloud.""The snapshot functionality on the solution needs improvement. After renewing the snapshot, all of the production was stuck. Right now, its functionality is one of our main concerns."

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"The licensing depends on the number of servers.""The cost for a larger enterprise is probably almost always a boon."

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"It's a large application. It consumes a lot of resources. Sometimes the price is too high for our customers. If they buy it directly from VMware, its hard to convince the customer that we will bring down the total cost of ownership, in the end."

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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.

Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
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Baloise Bank SoBa, ETH Zurich, Munich Airport, ING-DiBa, ProdubanBank Al Bilad, Thomas-Krenn.AG, Pronto!, Unimed Juiz de Fora
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Red Hat Satellite is ranked 11th in Configuration Management with 1 review while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 5th in Configuration Management with 15 reviews. Red Hat Satellite is rated 7.0, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. 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 vCenter Configuration Manager writes "Great for automating and very stable, but complex to implement". Red Hat Satellite is most compared with Ansible, SCCM, BigFix, HashiCorp Terraform and SUSE Manager, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with SCCM, BigFix and BMC TrueSight Server Automation.

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