1.4. Red Hat Satellite 6 Supported Usage

Each purchased Red Hat Satellite product includes one supported instance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server. Install Red Hat Satellite on a fresh installation of Enterprise Linux where Red Hat Satellite is the only application and service provided by the Operating System (OS). Using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS included with Satellite to run other daemons, applications, or services within your environment is not supported.

Note

All Red Hat Satellite components and their usage are supported within the context of Red Hat Satellite only. Third party usage of any components falls beyond supported usage.
Red Hat Satellite components' supported use are as follows:
Puppet

Red Hat Satellite 6 includes supported puppet packages. The installation program allows users to install and configure Puppet Masters as a part of Red Hat Satellite Capsule Servers. The server installs hiera, which can be used to refine how puppet modules are applied. A puppet module, running on a puppet master on the Red Hat Satellite Server or Satellite Capsule Server, using hiera, is supported by Red Hat.

Red Hat supports many different scripting and other frameworks, including puppet modules. The support of these frameworks are supported based on this article "How does Red Hat support scripting frameworks?"
Installation and configuration of Puppet is left up to the Satellite administrator's discretion.
Pulp

Pulp is the content management subsystem within Red Hat Satellite 6. Pulp usage is only supported via the Satellite Server WebUI, CLI and API. Direct modification or interaction with Pulp's local API or database is not within Red Hat's scope of support.

Red Hat does not support direct modification with Pulp as this can cause irreparable damage to the Red Hat Satellite 6 databases.
Foreman

Foreman is an upstream component that makes up a large amount of Red Hat Satellite's core functionality including the WebUI container, users, organizations, security and other significant functions. Foreman can be extended using plug-ins. However, only Red Hat Satellite packaged plug-ins are supported. Red Hat does not support plug-ins in the Red Hat Satellite Optional channel.

Red Hat Satellite also includes components, configuration and functionality to provision and configure operating systems other than Red Hat Enterprise Linux. While these features are included and can be employed, Red Hat only provides support for their application towards Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Katello

Katello is the upstream component for Red Hat Satellite 6's Content and Subscription user interface and API. The only supported method of using Katello is through the Red Hat Satellite 6 WebUI, API and database. Red Hat does not support direct interactions and modifications to Katello.

Candlepin

Candlepin is the subscription management subsystem within Red Hat Satellite 6. The only supported method of using Candlepin is through the Red Hat Satellite 6 WebUI, CLI and API only.

Red Hat does not support direct modification and interactions with Candlepin, its local API or database, as this can cause irreparable damage to the Red Hat Satellite 6 databases.
Embedded Tomcat Application Server

The only supported method of using the embedded tomcat application server is through the Red Hat Satellite 6 WebUI, API and database. Red Hat does not support direct interactions and modifications of the embedded tomcat application server's local API or database.