The RHN Satellite 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.
The maximum number of clients expected to connect concurrently to the RHN Satellite.
The number of custom packages and channels to be served by the RHN Satellite.
The number of RHN Satellites 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 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 is that performance will be compromised as the number of clients requesting packages grows.
Figure 3.1. Single Satellite Topology