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Chapter 3. Example Topologies

The RHN Satellite Server can be configured in multiple ways. Select one method depending on the following factors:
  • The total number of client systems to be served by the RHN Satellite Server.
  • The maximum number of clients expected to connect concurrently to the RHN Satellite Server.
  • The number of custom packages and channels to be served by the RHN Satellite Server.
  • The number of RHN Satellite Servers being used in the customer environment.
  • The number of RHN Proxy Servers being used in the customer environment.
The rest of this chapter describes possible configurations and explains their benefits.

3.1. Single Satellite Topology

The simplest configuration is to use a single RHN Satellite Server to serve your entire network. This configuration is adequate to service a medium-size group of clients and network.
The disadvantage of using one RHN Satellite Server is that performance will be compromised as the number of clients requesting packages grows.
Single Satellite Topology

Figure 3.1. Single Satellite Topology