We are proud to announce the availability of Red Hat Satellite 5.7, the last upgrade to Red Hat Satellite 5. Red Hat Satellite improves Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment management by increasing automation, and adding discipline, simplified administrative workflows and processes. With Red Hat Satellite, you can manage tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers as easily as one.
Red Hat Satellite 5.7 is the latest of the Red Hat Satellite 5 series and features several highlights, including:
- Enhancements to security and compliance
- Satellite can now run on FIPS 140-2 enabled Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- Simplified Identity Management integration.
- Improved efficiency and automation
- Start, stop and reboot Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)-enabled hardware.
- Scheduled action chaining, allowing for orchestration of client systems tasks
- Support for managing PowerLE client systems
- Read-only API user support, enabling safe, non-destructive exploration of your infrastructure
- Improved speed of update and provisioning for deployments scaled out with Red Hat Proxy Servers with mirror-like pre-caching
- A refreshed user interface
Red Hat Satellite 6
In September 2014, Red Hat launched Red Hat Satellite 6, the next generation of Red Hat systems management. Satellite maintains the functionality for systems management that customers expect for comprehensive lifecycle management and adds significantly advanced features including refined system definition archetypes and fine-grained management of Standard Operating Environments, update, and configuration. Satellite 6 also features dramatically improved configuration and provisioning with recipe-based tooling supplied by Puppet and the deployment technologies supplied by The Foreman open source project.
We encourage all Red Hat Satellite 5 customers to upgrade at their earliest convenience to Red Hat Satellite 5.7, or download and explore the newest Red Hat Satellite 6. We have streamlined the transition to Red Hat Satellite 6 with a process that is more straightforward and enables users to explore the two platforms side by side. Read more about Red Hat Satellite 6 and learn about the transition process here.