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Red Hat Satellite Pros and Cons

Red Hat Satellite Pros

System Analyst II at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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TM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical support has been good.
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LM
Analyste principal - AIX et Linux at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Patch management is, for sure, most valuable. For license management and patch management, I would rate it a 10 out of 10.
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MA
Project & Software Manager at a consultancy with self employed
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.
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Red Hat Satellite Cons

System Analyst II at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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TM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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LM
Analyste principal - AIX et Linux at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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MA
Project & Software Manager at a consultancy with self employed
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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Learn what your peers think about Red Hat Satellite. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.