Red Hat offers beta of enhanced Satellite 6 management tool

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Red Hat has released a beta for the next release of its Satellite management tool for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, offering improved system provisioning, configuration management, patch management and content management capabilities.

Available to download now, the Red Hat Satellite 6 beta is being offered for customers, partners and community users to download and test out in non-production environments.

The Red Hat Satellite 6 beta aims at delivering customers more powerful capabilities than ever before to address the challenges of managing complex IT infrastructure that may span the boundaries of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments, the firm said.

Red Hat Satellite has become the de-facto management solution for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the firm said. The latest version of its operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, launched last month.

With this in mind, the new release adds improvements to enable customers to better manage RHEL deployments, including the ability to discover, provision and upgrade bare-metal infrastructure, and create and manage cloud computing environments.

This version of Red Hat Satellite also integrates the widely used Puppet and Foreman open source tools for configuration management and lifecycle management, respectively.

The Satellite 6 beta also offers content views for lifecycle management, using collections of Red Hat Package Manager (RPMs) or Puppet modules.

Red Hat will be hosting a webcast on 9 July for customers interested in seeing a demonstration of the new capabilities in the Red Hat Satellite 6 beta.

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