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Satellite 6.2.15 is now available

John Spinks published on 2018-05-23T11:23:32+00:00, last updated 2018-05-23T12:07:45+00:00

Red Hat Satellite 6.2.15 includes bug fixes for improving the performance of Satellite 6.2.x.
There is one erratum for the server [1] and one for the hosts [2].
ISOs should be published next week.

Customers who have already upgraded to 6.2 should follow the instructions in the errata. Customers who are on 6.1.x should follow the upgrade instructions in the Satellite 6.2 Installation Guide. Customers who have received hotfixes should verify the list below to ensure their hotfix is contained in the release before upgrading. Please reach out to Red Hat Support in these cases.

Fixes included in 6.2.15

This update fixes the following bugs:

  • TLS 1.2 is now enabled by default on Satellite 6.2. (BZ#1331041, BZ#1548093)
  • Performance problems with registration, such as concurrent registrations and task blocking have been improved based on work with larger customers. (BZ#1490019, BZ#1514508, BZ#1553845)
  • A new dispatch router has been released to fix a segmentation fault caused by long running use. (BZ#1535891)
  • Performance problems with the katello-errata query have been improved and backported to Satellite 6.2. (BZ#1518804)
  • Performance problems with memory consumption when searching for an unqualified hostgroup have been improved and backported to Satellite 6.2. (BZ#1547986)
  • Performance problems with the subscription page when the user has a large volume of hosts have been improved and backported to Satellite 6.2. (BZ#1551674)
  • Restarting a pulp worker with running tasks caused the tasks to be in a broken state. This problem has been fixed. In such cases, tasks are stopped with warning "Task cancelled". This fix has been backported to Satellite 6.2. (BZ#1526437)
  • Synchronization tasks that were interrupted by Satellite restarting were not completing. This is now fixed and has been backported to Satellite 6.2. (BZ#1548167)
  • The foreman-debug tool has been updated to collect the foreman-maintain logs. This improves the ability to analyze problems during upgrades. (BZ#1542407)
  • The katello-backup tool can now use relative paths. (BZ#1544396)
  • Users received errors when they created hosts using hammer with two network interfaces if eth0 was not the primary interface. This is now fixed. (BZ#1417053)
  • Users were not able to manage their own taxonomies. This functionality has been enabled. (BZ#1476843)
  • Custom products created for RHEL5 were not using the correct checksum type. SHA1 is now used for these repositories. (BZ#1480694)

Users of Red Hat Satellite are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.

[1] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2018:1672

[2] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2018:1673

Satellite Migration from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7

As a reminder, Red Hat continues to strongly recommend your Satellite and Capsule Servers only be run on RHEL 7. There are several reasons why you should move your Satellite environment from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 including enhanced performance and long-term supportability.

Future releases of Satellite (6.3 and above) will only support RHEL 7 and above.

In preparation for newer versions of Satellite, you need to start thinking about how to move from older versions of RHEL to RHEL 7.
While RHEL 6 does support an in-place migration from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7, this migration mechanism is not supported when running Satellite on the RHEL host. Instead, you will need to clone your Satellite environment from a host running RHEL 6 to another host running RHEL 7.
Review the Satellite 6.2.13 release blog for more detailed information about moving your Satellite environment from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7. 6.2.13 includes some important features for capsule backup and recovery which helps to ease the movement from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7.

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John Spinks

John Spinks is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager for Red Hat. He acts as a subject matter expert for Red Hat Satellite and works with Red Hat partners and customers to build and share relevant information about managing patching, provisioning, subscription, and configuration management for Re...
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