Red Hat Satellite 6.2 to focus on container management

Satellite 6.2 is a system management product that aims to help keep Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments infrastructure running efficiently

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North Carolina-based Red Hat that provides open source software solutions to the enterprise community, has made its Satellite 6.2 generally available. Satellite 6.2 is Red Hat’s systems lifecycle management tool across physical, virtual, and private and public cloud environments. The tool introduces remote implementation and extends capabilities for container management and security for container deployment.

According to Red Hat, the Satellite 6.2 is an easy-to-use system management product that helps keep Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments and other Red Hat infrastructure run efficiently, with proper security, and is compliant with various standards. The satellite will be generally available to all Red Hat Satellite customers with a valid subscription.

The company claims that cloud infrastructures continue to shift toward container-based deployments, customers increasingly need an agile management solution for new container setups housing sensitive applications and data and Satellite 6.2 provides scalability and offline support for all the cloud environments.

Joe Fitzgerald Vice President, Management, Red Hat said:

With ever-changing business needs and the speed at which technology is shifting, organizations need to efficiently manage and more securely operate both their traditional and cloud-based infrastructures. Red Hat Satellite 6.2 helps meet these needs with increased scalability, support for offline environments as well as enabling system administrators to more easily manage physical, virtual, hybrid cloud and container environments.

Features of Red Hat Satellite 6.2:

  • Container host provisioning: Red Hat Satellite supports enterprises who are migrating to a lightweight container architecture, enabling them to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Hosts as a compute resource and directly deploy containers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. In addition, Red Hat Satellite now supports the Open Container Initiative format and registries.
  • Remote execution: enabling users to take multiple actions against a group of systems while automating workflows. With these new capabilities, users can reboot a system after a patch install, or conduct rolling upgrades across hundreds of systems with the same ease and consistency as updating a single system.
  • Support for disconnected environments: Red Hat Satellite 6.2 provides the ability to synchronize and export content from one Red Hat Satellite server to another, a new feature designed for workloads that may require systems management solutions to run disconnected from the Internet for security purposes.
  • Expanded capsule management: The Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server, which provides federated services especially helpful for scaling, can now provide deeper insight into the health of the capsule, including service run statues from the centralized Red Hat Satellite console. This enables administrators to create various capsules in different geographic locations where datacenters may be located.
  • More flexible provisioning via new discovery enhancements in Red Hat Satellite, helping to simplify the process of building systems and enable end users to more efficiently provision systems in secured environments where DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) may not be available.
  • Enhanced migration services via the ability to import existing hosts running on any version of Red Hat Satellite 5 or 6. This bootstrap script automates the process of registering systems to Satellite, reducing the steps needed to add existing systems to Red Hat Satellite.
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