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"Fixing is the most valuable. When you deal with a lot of hardware and software and you have a lot of packages, fixing is a bit difficult. You need to track and pull up all such things, but Satellite makes this task easy. We have branches in other locations, and I can manage other branches by using Satellite Capsule, which is a great feature.""Satellite gives administrators the ability to target deployments and only send out the updates or provision updates to certain groups.""Technical support has been good.""It cuts down significantly on the administrative time it takes to patch systems in a large environment.""Patch management is, for sure, most valuable. For license management and patch management, I would rate it a 10 out of 10."

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"The solution is excellent at automating processes.""I appreciate it because it's very easy to set up and configure new disks and servers.""vCenter has some good user experience, and the initial setup is straightforward.""The most valuable features that VMware's vCenter Configuration Manager have, when compared with other solutions, are their disaster recovery and business connectivity capabilities.""The clustering part and the load balancing part are most valuable.""The solution is very easy to manage.""The stability and reliability are great.""This is the best solution for management for the server administrator. VMware has been on the market for many years, so they have a lot of solutions. For on-premises, VMware is the best available solution."

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Cons
"It has not been significantly updated in a while.""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.""It wasn't easy in the beginning, and some effort was required to work it out. I already had the product documentation, but it was not well organized. It wasn't easy to follow. There were a lot of documents here and there.""The product could have more diversity in what it is able to deploy and might do better if it was not dedicated to Red Hat products only.""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."

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"Not very user friendly, too many configurations.""The snapshot functionality on the solution needs improvement. After renewing the snapshot, all of the production was stuck. Right now, its functionality is one of our main concerns.""The ease of setup and installations could be improved.""The cost of this solution should be improved.""I would like there to be support for this solution in Iran.""Error reporting should be more precise and descriptive, and there is no way to filter the logs. It would be helpful if its logs analysis can be more detailed, and the logs can be filtered.""I think the logging side should be improved because it's pretty difficult to keep up to date VMware and with vCenter.""It lacks the capability to manage the other systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing depends on the number of servers."
  • "The cost for a larger enterprise is probably almost always a boon."
  • "Its price is good. They call it subscription, not license, and it is on a yearly basis. There is only one subscription, and that's it."
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  • "Their licensing costs are high. But I think for the scale that we are using, it's suitable. If you use it on a larger scale with many servers, you have to pay a lot of money for them. I think it's suitable for organizations that don't need expert people that want more money each year or each month because it's a straightforward solution. We prefer to pay for these products that are integrated and straightforward."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive. However, it is reasonably priced compared to competitors."
  • "It is on a yearly basis."
  • "This product is not cheap. I have a yearly license for vCenter and the license is not cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
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    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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    This is the best solution for management for the server administrator. VMware has been on the market for many years, so they have a lot of solutions. For on-premises, VMware is the best available… more »
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    This product is not cheap. I have a yearly license for vCenter and the license is not cheap.
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    I expect VMware to move to cloud technology soon, so I have no changes to suggest.
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    Overview

    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.

    Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Hospitality Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat Satellite vs. vCenter Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Red Hat Satellite is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 5 reviews while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 5th in Configuration Management with 18 reviews. Red Hat Satellite is rated 7.8, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Red Hat Satellite writes "A good product for managing patches and updates that could be more robust and up-to-date". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Configuration Manager writes "Great for automating and very stable, but complex to implement". Red Hat Satellite is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, HashiCorp Terraform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix and SUSE Manager, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix and BMC TrueSight Server Automation. See our Red Hat Satellite vs. vCenter Configuration Manager report.

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