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Satellite 6.2 Beta Now Available

Bryan Kearney published on 2016-04-26T14:23:02+00:00, last updated 2016-04-28T15:15:17+00:00

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Red Hat is pleased to announce the Satellite 6.2 beta. Available to all current Satellite customers, the beta includes several highly demanded features.

Satellite 6.2 Beta - New Features and Functionality

Increase Efficiency with Automated Workflows

Satellite 6.2 introduces remote execution, automating workflows and enabling users to take multiple actions against groups of systems. Now Satellite 6.2 can automatically reboot a system after a patch install or conduct rolling upgrades across hundreds of systems as easily as one.

Users can easily build a script library, share scripts, and share repeatable workflows, so that less experienced administrators can execute complex workflows. In addition, users can schedule tasks and use new dashboards for enhanced interaction with systems under management.

Increase Security in Disconnected Environments

Satellite 6.2 provides the ability to synchronize and export content from one Satellite to another. This new feature is especially useful for organizations that require their systems management solution to run disconnected from the internet for security purposes.

Take Advantage of Expanded Bootstrapping and Provisioning

Discovery enhancements in Satellite simplify the process of building systems. End users can now efficiently provision systems in secured environments where DHCP and PXE may not be available.

See More Information about Capsules

The Red Hat Satellite Capsule user interface provides much deeper insight into the health of the Capsule. View what services are running and their status, from the centralized Satellite console.

Achieve Tighter Integration with OpenSCAP

SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) is a collection of standards managed by NIST. It was created to provide a standardized approach to maintaining the security of enterprise systems.

This feature includes:

Host-based scanner and report generation
Store and forward delivery to the capsule
Host reports stored in Satellite’s relational database
Aggregated reporting through a dashboard on the Satellite GUI

Import to existing hosts
Satellite 6.2 features new scripts and automation to import existing Red Hat infrastructure hosts that may reside on any Red Hat systems management platform, including Red Hat Satellite 5.x. This bootstrap script automates the process of registering systems to Satellite and dramatically reduces the number of steps required to get existing systems ready to be managed by Red Hat Satellite.

Support Containers and the Container Host Infrastructure

The latest version of Red Hat Satellite includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Atomic Hosts, Red Hat’s hardened platform for container workloads.

Users can provision and manage RHEL Atomic Hosts and use it as a compute resource to deploy containers. In addition, Red Hat Satellite now supports Docker v2 API and registries.


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Bryan Kearney

Director of Engineering for Satellite Group at Red Hat.