Talk:Satellite (software)

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New technology[edit]

Satellite as such changes its technical base from Spacewalk towards a combination of Foreman, Puppet, Katello and Candlepin. This means multiple changes to the abilities of the product - Solaris is no longer supported, for a start. I'd love to edit the article accordingly, however due to a likely conflict of interests (I work for the company) this should better be done by someone else, or at elast with the help of someone.

What I'd like to add/change: Introduction: In computing, Red Hat Satellite is a systems-management Product by the company Red Hat which allows system administrators to deploy & manage and Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts. A Satellite server registers with Red Hat Subscription Management, mirrors all relevant software like security errata and bug fixes, and provides this together with locally added software and configuration to the attached servers. The managed hosts register against the local Satellite server and access the provided resources like software packages, patches, configuration, etc. while they also provide information about the current health state of the server to the Satellite

This allows organisations to manage which software and configuration is deployed on which host, as well as overviewing the actual state of the managed hosts.

History: Red Hat Satellite Server 3 was released in 2004, Red Hat Satellite Server 4 was released in 2005. Red Hat Satellite Server 5 was released in 2007. [1] Up to and including all versions of Satellite 5 were based on the same core technology Spacewalk which was released as an Open Source project in the meantime. However, with the release of Red Hat Satellite 6 in 2014 the technological base changed towards a combination of the Open Source projects Foreman (Web-Gui, Deployment), Puppet (Configuration Management), Katello (Content & Software Management) and others.

If these changes are accpeted, I would recommedn further changes. --Liquidat (talk) 16:17, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Not done Nothing changed at this time. Please come back and bring some references to back up the information you'd like to add. The article could certainly use more interested editors! Thanks for contributing here! Ajpolino (talk) 02:16, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed Update to split Sections for Satellite 5 and Satellite 6.[edit]

I am considering a refactor to the article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacewalk_(software) to:

  • Help position that project to its current state
  • Identify in different sections the downstream builds from Oracle, SUSE and Redhat Satellite 5.

Viewing this article I believe a refactor separating the 'current' versions of Redhat Satellite 5 and Redhat Satellite 6 on this Satellite article would also be useful as:

  • Redhat Satellite 6 is no longer downstream from spacewalk.
  • The underlying Technologies between Satellite 5 and 6 are different and it important to split the sections.

This seems consensual with Liquidat's comments above.

If I do this I'd welcome technical review/corrections from Liquidat and guideline/policy review from Ajpolino

Djm-leighpark (talk) 06:39, 31 January 2017 (UTC)


I'm just finished a WOLD update to Spacewalk (software) and am looking update this article.

  • My time is now limited, so I intend to do a number of small steps rather than a complete refactor.
    • there's a risk I may suddenly stop.
  • I intend to try to keep the article consistent and reference as I go. (Or possible on a subsequent edit).
  • My main objective is to get the Spacewalk derived Satellite 5 differentiated from new Satellite 6.
  • I'll also try to encorporate the comments above with references.
  • My first edit will be to reframe/relevel the headers to give a workable article framework.

Djm-leighpark (talk) 10:18, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Proposed Update to split Sections for Satellite 5 and Satellite 6 Complete.[edit]

I've done amending this article. I've done small steps and documented things bit by bit as I've gone. I've ended up going in far more substantially than I originally planned. I think I've addressed Liquidat's points earlier. The result isn't perfect, and I'm concerned about a couple of possible inaccuraries in provisioning but I've left what was there before. ( Probably should be talking about Docker and things). But I've never used Red Hat 6.

I might do a page for 'SUSE Manager' which is SUSE's offering, this could get it onto the Category:Provisioning ... But then what about Ubunutu MaaS(+Landscape.) ?

I'ts likely Secondary Sources would be appreciated here ... I found one useful one from Linux Magazine though from a Debian person with an early Red Hat Satellite 6.0 the comments may be slightly biased against the current version.

Anyway I'm done.

I may come back any tweak the article again if something hits me ... and I'll try and walk the talk page for a bit if anyone wants to discuss anything.

Djm-leighpark (talk) 23:55, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Talk Page Clean-up[edit]

Intend to clean up talk page removing resolved issues. Will likely do this in a few days unless objections. Will also remove some/issues described on main page and discuss on talk page.

Djm-leighpark (talk) 05:47, 10 February 2017 (UTC)


Page Name change to Red Hat Satellite[edit]

Page name should be changed to Red Hat Satellite (03/2017) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.102.14.33 (talk) 02:22, 30 March 2017 (UTC) Thanks for leaving suggestion. I don't really have a strong feeling on this, but I will note my initial thoughts:

  • Unless there is a good reason probably best to leave as is.
  • Various links in need to be re-established properly, a redirect page established.
  • Other options include Satellite (Red Hat) and Red Hat Satellite (Software).
  • A more comprehensive reasoning for the change needs to be debated. (I ideally with examples).
  • Might need advice from Wikipedia:WikiProject Software
  • The current name is not in inself misleading.

On the current basis I will vote as is, but I would not veto if strong arguments and concensus were put forward. Djm-leighpark (talk) 04:48, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment: There has been a redirect from Red Hat Satellite to this page since sept 2014 Djm-leighpark (talk) 05:44, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

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