Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Red Hat Satellite?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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8 Answers
Jayasundar S - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Architect at Wipro Limited
Real User
Top 10
Apr 29, 2022

I use this solution for patch management and configuration management. It's a hybrid solution.

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Erik Widholm - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Enterprise Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Top 10
Mar 14, 2022

Our main use is for patch management and cataloguing our RHEL infrastructure. Keeping inventories on spreadsheets and maintaining them is a tedious detail. Satellite allows us to have an up-to-the-minute inventory of our servers. Satellite allows us also to review configuration issues with the 'all ansible roles' feature which helps us ensure that a) the servers are connectable and b) they are configured similarly as expected. Due to the cloud connecter, our inventory is uploaded on a regular basis to cloud.redhat.com (insights) where we get insight into configuration issues, specific vulnerabilities to address, et cetera. Having Satellite has enabled us to maintain control of our RHEL infrastructure without having to hire additional help due to the size of the environment.

National Expert in Infrastructure and Operations at a training & coaching company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Feb 14, 2022

We primarily use the solution for automation. For example, it can help me to deploy applications. We are intending to do continuous delivery and continuous deployment. For this approach, we are using this product.

VivekSaini - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Aon Corporation
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 14, 2021

Our primary use case of Red Hat Satellite is patch management. It's for configuration in the Linux server, and we use if for patching and pushing the bundle. This solution is deployed on-prem. I'm using the latest version.

Analyste principal - AIX et Linux at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Sep 8, 2021

We use it for patch management and license management. We also use it for insights, which is their recommendation engine to say what's wrong and what's right.

IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Apr 21, 2021

We use Satellite to distribute updates to all our Linux apartments. It's our content management platform for Linux Operating Systems. We use this to orchestrate our entire network and also to validate the configurations.

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Project & Software Manager at a consultancy with self employed
Real User
Nov 24, 2020

We are using it mainly for managing the software and taking care of licensing periods, fixes and enhancements, features, and all similar things for the software.

JonathanShilling - PeerSpot reviewer
System Analyst II at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Sep 3, 2020

Red Hat is an operating system. It has been out since 1995 or 1996 and went through a few iterations before it became a true enterprise solution. Basically, they changed their name and changed the version name back between about 2003 to 2005 when they came to that point. Satellite is a package management solution most commonly used to maintain patch levels and security updates. It is something like what SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) does on Windows servers and Windows workstations.

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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 efficient since it requires very little administrative time. Beyond that, Red Hat makes it possible to target deployments, allowing me to zero in on sending out updates to specific groups as needed. While the patch management feature has been the most valuable to me so far, I have found that fixing has also become a favorite feature of mine because I have a lot of hardware, software, and packages which can often be difficult to fix. With Red Hat that is no longer an issue for me. The technical support that I have received up until now has also been outstanding. The only thing that I dislike about Red Hat is that I haven’t seen them do an update in quite some time. I also think they could do a better job of managing subscriptions. One good thing about Ansible is that it is agentless, which is what makes it a convenient solution. I chose not to go with Ansible because Ansible uses a CLI, and I prefer using UIs instead. I also dismissed Ansible because they do not have that many custom modules. While most things can be completed using commands, I don’t want to worry about writing modules if they don’t already provide the ones I need within their library, especially when I need to configure in the cloud. As a matter of fact, even the modules that they actually do have are underdeveloped. And I wasn’t impressed with the performance either. Conclusion Red Hat Satellite was the better product for me because I felt that Anisble had too many features that weren’t sufficient enough to meet my needs and that it had limited options overall.
User at European Union Intellectual Property Office
Aug 29, 2021
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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