Puppet Enterprise vs Red Hat Satellite comparison

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We performed a comparison between Puppet Enterprise and Red Hat Satellite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Configuration Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Puppet Enterprise vs. Red Hat Satellite Report (Updated: November 2022).
653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The most valuable features are the agent, high load balancing, and overall robustness and features.""Anything that we manage through Puppet always runs perfectly."

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"Technical support has been good.""You don't need to depend on any third party. It's a complete solution for patch and configuration management when integrated with the existing system.""Patch management is, for sure, most valuable. For license management and patch management, I would rate it a 10 out of 10.""I like the integration with other tools.""The 'remote execution' feature further helps manage systems on a consistent basis."

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"The solution has really complex code, you have to understand the Ruby language. However, once you know the code then you can move ahead without any problems.""It's a bit of a pain point to make sure that everything works once we've upgraded it because Puppet has been evolving pretty fast."

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"There needs to be some margin for improvement in terms of the way Satellite manages subscriptions. It is still very confusing when we have different contracts or different bundles of subscriptions, and we need to manage those within Satellite in a way that's very user-friendly.""It should basically include a complete slew of system management and monitoring tools such as Nagios. It should be a single pane of glass that gives us a complete solution. It is a good solution, but it is missing a few important things. We're using Capsule for DMVs on other secured zones. Capsule is a part of Satellite to be a proxy of sorts.""I would like to see the scalability, user interface, and reporting features improved and for the solution to be simplified. Instead of having complex engineering, it should be simple for the user.""I would like the direct integration with insights to be re-established.""Automation can always be improved and refined to continue to make it better."

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  • "The main thing that we noticed when we switched from the enterprise version to the community version was the difference in cost — the infrastructure is pretty expensive."
  • "Depending on the size of the organization there is a point when the price of Puppet Enterprise should be lower. However, they provide really good functionality, features, and capabilities."
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  • "The price could be lower and more adaptive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Anything that we manage through Puppet always runs perfectly.
    Top Answer:Puppet is one of the best products available — even when it comes to the cloud. It's very popular. There are only two main cloud competitors when it comes to configuration management: Puppet and Chef… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are the agent, high load balancing, and overall robustness and features.
    Top Answer:Red Hat Satellite has proven to be a worthwhile investment for me. Both its patch management and license management have been outstanding. If you have a large environment, patching systems is much… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing was reviewed about three years ago. We like the pricing setup as it scales up and down easily, as we are charged by the number of med notes. The pricing is fair. We simply have to pay for… more »
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    Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

    Red Hat Satellite is a system management solution that makes Red Hat infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This management tool helps users provision, configure, and update systems to keep them running efficiently, securely, and in compliance with various standards. By automating most system maintenance tasks, Red Hat Satellite helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce operational costs, and enable IT to better respond to strategic business needs.

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    Sample Customers
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
    Baloise Bank SoBa, ETH Zurich, Munich Airport, ING-DiBa, Produban
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Hospitality Company14%
    Insurance Company14%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business13%
    Large Enterprise88%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Puppet Enterprise vs. Red Hat Satellite
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Puppet Enterprise vs. Red Hat Satellite and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Red Hat Satellite is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 6 reviews. Puppet Enterprise is rated 9.0, while Red Hat Satellite is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "A set-it-and-forget-it management solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Satellite writes "Easy to install with helpful technical support and great patch management". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, AWS Systems Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix and AWS OpsWorks, whereas Red Hat Satellite is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, SUSE Manager, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, AWS Systems Manager and BMC TrueSight Server Automation. See our Puppet Enterprise vs. Red Hat Satellite report.

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