For very large networks, a more distributed method may be needed, such as having multiple RHN Satellite Servers in a horizontally tiered configuration and balancing the load of client requests.
It is possible to synchronize content between RHN Satellites using the
commands. This feature is discussed in detail in Section 6.1.1, “
Additional maintenance is the biggest disadvantage of this horizontal structure.
Figure 3.2. Multiple Satellite Horizontally Tiered Topology