• Creating Puppet Modules for Satellite with Smart Class Parameters

    (13 Nov 2017)
    I was recently asked if it was possible to have hosts in a Satellite environment look at different NTP servers based on a group they belong to. For example, have hosts in the development stage look at NTP server A and have hosts in the production stage look at NTP server B. With the use of host groups and parameters, a Puppet module will be customized for each host based on the parameters it is given from the host group it belongs to.
  • A new-”ish” Satellite is in orbit

    (14 Jun 2016)
    In mid 2014 Red Hat released the first Satellite 6 version to the market as a beta and followed up quickly with a 2015 GA release of version 6.1, which marked a milestone in the systems management arena.  So what is Satellite?  What makes 6.1 so different?  This is the first part in a focused series of blogs targeted at breaking down the components of Red Hat Satellite to better understand the reasons why and how to transition successfully to the new and improved Satellite.