Chapter 1. Assessment with Red Hat Insights

Red Hat Insights helps you assess and monitor the health of your Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) infrastructure in order to understand your exposure to configuration issues that can affect the availability, stability, performance, and security of your RHEL systems.

The Insights client runs daily, by default, to check system metadata against a database of rules, which are sets of conditions that, if violated, can leave your RHEL systems at risk.

Your data is then uploaded to the Red Hat Insights console where you can

  • See the specific issues affecting individual systems
  • See an overview of your infrastructure’s risk exposure, by risk severity or category
  • Learn more about individual rules, details about the risks they pose, and the steps to resolve them, tailored to your individual systems