2020-09-03T07:49:47Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Red Hat Satellite?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Red Hat Satellite?

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TM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-04-21T17:51:46Z
Apr 21, 2021

Technical support has been good.

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MA
Project & Software Manager at a consultancy with self employed
Real User
2020-11-24T21:59:20Z
Nov 24, 2020

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.

JonathanShilling - PeerSpot reviewer
System Analyst II at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-03T07:49:47Z
Sep 3, 2020

Satellite gives administrators the ability to target deployments and only send out the updates or provision updates to certain groups.

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TL
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Hi community members, I work at a government organization with 10,000+ employees. I'm looking for a comparison between Ansible and Red Hat Satellite (better, as a comparison report). Can anyone help with this?
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 29, 2021
Hello @Faycal Noushi, @AliceGolakiya and @JonathanShilling. Could you​ share your professional advice with @Tamusa Lumembo?   Thanks.
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