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Satellite 6.2.4 is released

Rich Jerrido published on 2016-11-10T12:51:24+00:00, last updated 2016-11-10T14:41:39+00:00

Satellite 6.2.4 has been released today. 6.2.4 introduces many performance and stability improvements. There are two errata, one for the server [1] and one for the clients [2].

Customers who have already upgraded to 6.2 should follow the instructions in the errata. Customers who are on 6.1.x should follow the upgrade instructions at [3].

Previously released (which we did not post a blog post for) was Satellite 6.2.3, which included a number of fixes [4][[5], and a new feature: Lazy Sync

Lazy Sync provides additional flexibility in how Satellite & Satellite Capsule synchronize and manage content. The primary advantages that Lazy Sync provides is that:

  • It is no longer required to completely synchronize a repo prior to using it (either directly or as part of a content view)
  • disk space usage for Satellite and Capsules can be reduced.

Details on Lazy Sync can be found in Satellite 6.2 Feature Overview: Lazy Sync

The list of bugs in 6.2.4 are:

  • Uploading a manifest for a second organization was failing due to duplicate content IDs. An unnecessary unique index was removed to support this case. (BZ#1388201)

  • Large virt-who checkins were causing performance issues. The json is no longer stored, removing the issue. (BZ#1369082)

  • Performance improvements have been made to the dashboard. (BZ#1384199, BZ#1374038)
  • Performance improvements have been made to the installation and upgrade process. (BZ#1264597, BZ#1381702)
  • The performance of errata applicability has been improved. (BZ#1387314)
  • The performance of free-form text searching has been improved. (BZ#1380486)
  • Several memory leaks have been fixed in the qpid dispatch router. (BZ#1340375, BZ#1366232, BZ#1353458, BZ#1367735)
  • Virt-who checkins will now use the default organization if the hypervisor is not associated to an organization. (BZ#1357878)

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

[1] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2016:2699
[2] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2016:2700
[3] https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/red-hat-satellite/6.2/paged/installation-guide/chapter-6-upgrading-satellite-server-and-capsule-server
[4] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2016:2108
[5] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2016:2109

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Rich Jerrido

Rich Jerrido, Red Hat Product Manager, is a “doer-of-all-things Red Hat Satellite,” including training, integration, enablement, documentation, and helping to identify product requirements. He serves as a technology expert, frequently speaking in web seminars and at industry events. With mor...
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