Red Hat Satellite 6.2.8 Beta Now Available for Testing

Red Hat Satellite 6.2.8

Red Hat was eager to announce the Satellite 6.2 beta. This version is available to all the current Satellite customers and it includes several highly demanded features. Red Hat Satellite 6.2.8 Beta includes a redesigned product architecture to manage new types of content on a wide variety of platforms.Red Hat Satellite 6.2.8

Some of the new and improved features of Satellite 6.2.8 Beta include:

  • Increase Efficiency with Automated Workflows

Satellite 6.2 introduces remote execution, automating workflows and enabling users to take multiple actions against groups of systems. Now Satellite 6.2 can automatically reboot a system after a patch install or conduct rolling upgrades across hundreds of systems as easily as one.

  • Increase Security in Disconnected Environments

Satellite 6.2 provides the ability to synchronize and export content from one Satellite to another. This new feature is especially useful for organizations that require their systems management solution to run disconnected from the internet for security purposes.

  • Expanded Bootstrapping and Provisioning

Discovery enhancements in Satellite simplify the process of building systems. End users can now efficiently provision systems in secured environments where DHCP and PXE may not be available.

  • Achieve Tighter Integration with OpenSCAP

SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) is a collection of standards managed by NIST. It was created to provide a standardized approach to maintaining the security of enterprise systems.

This feature includes:

Host-based scanner and report generation
Store and forward delivery to the capsule
Host reports stored in Satellite’s relational database
Aggregated reporting through a dashboard on the Satellite GUI

  • Support Containers and the Container Host Infrastructure

The latest version of Red Hat Satellite includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Atomic Hosts, Red Hat’s hardened platform for container workloads.