Today I noticed that when I scheduled new patches to a RHEL7 VM from a Red Hat Satellite 5.8, with internal DB, it took 3 hours for those patches to be applied. We now sync overnight via RHSM.
We used to run Red hat Satellite 5.6, with external Oracle DB, and when I schedule patches to RHEL 5/6 VMs, it would take 12 to 14 hours before those patches would be deployed to the VMs. We did not use RHN, as we were downloading ISOs and then uploading them to the RH Sat.
Now where I work the network bandwidth is heavily throttled during business hours. Both the RH Satellite and the RHEL VMs all live in the same subnet.
So I'm just wondering what is the average time it takes to schedule and deploy patches from a RH Satellite to RHEL Servers? Are there other things (like network or internal/external DB) to take into consideration with how much time it takes to schedule new patches?