Chapter 3. Example Topologies

The Red Hat Network 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 Red Hat Network Satellite.
  • The maximum number of clients expected to connect concurrently to the Red Hat Network Satellite.
  • The number of custom packages and channels to be served by the Red Hat Network Satellite.
  • The number of Red Hat Network Satellites being used in the customer environment.
  • The number of Red Hat Network 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 Red Hat Network 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 Red Hat Network Satellite is that performance will be compromised as the number of clients requesting packages grows.
Single Satellite Topology

Figure 3.1. Single Satellite Topology