What advice do you have for others considering Red Hat Satellite?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Red Hat Satellite, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

We're just a customer and an end-user. We are a vendor that works with Open Source Solutions, mostly Linux-based. It was recently - maybe two years ago - acquired by IBM, so it's not part of the IBM group. We work a lot with the branded products from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Satellite to Automation Solutions. We are working with the latest version of Satellite, as we've recently upgraded it about three months ago. I'd recommend it to anyone who manages significantly sized Linux environments. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We chose this product because we are a Red Hat business partner, and we know that Red Hat has excellent products. It was our first choice. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone who wants to manage the software. I would rate Red Hat Satellite an eight out of ten.

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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Red Hat Satellite as about a seven or seven-and-a-half out of ten. It could probably be a bit more robust in some areas. They have not, to my knowledge, done a major revision update in a while. So I would say about a seven or seven-and-a-half is fair. Red Hat has been moving toward an Ansible solution more than the Satellite solution in recent years. That is not really a problem for me. It is just that I would like to see the Satellite server product more updated than it has been. It is a good product for what it does. It is just out-of-date.

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