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Red Hat Satellite 5.8 Beta Now Available for Testing

Bryan Kearney published on 2017-04-06T15:02:21+00:00, last updated 2017-04-06T15:02:21+00:00

Red Hat Satellite 5.8 Beta Now Available for Testing

The Red Hat Satellite team is pleased to announce the beta release of Red Hat Satellite 5.8.

The Satellite 5.8 Beta represents the last minor release of the Satellite 5 product line. For customers planning to stay on Satellite 5 through the end of production and access extended life cycle support in early 2019, we encourage you to test the Satellite 5.8 Beta to plan your eventual upgrade.


  • Increased speed with channel install and content syncing: Register, activate and update the Satellite server from the Customer Portal, as well as synchronize content via our Content Delivery Network.
  • Improved diagnostics of background tasks and jobs: Introducing the Taskotop utility, which monitors Taskomatic activities and provides insights on the status of jobs, which can now run individually or in bulk.
  • Updated support of Oracle DB & PostgreSQL: Receive expanded support for two additional databases -- External Oracle Database 12c and Embedded/Managed PostgreSQL 9.5 DB.


The Red Hat Satellite 5.8 beta is now available to all customers with an active Red Hat Satellite subscription. To learn more and request temporary beta subscriptions, please visit: https://access.redhat.com/products/red-hat-satellite/beta

NOTE - Only your company’s Org Admin can request and receive access to the additional beta subscriptions.



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Bryan Kearney

Director of Engineering for Satellite Group at Red Hat.