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.
Arctiq Announces Red Hat Premier Status(01 Mar 2017)
Arctiq, Inc. is pleased to announce the achievement of Red Hat Premier partnership status, joining only a handful of Premier partners across Canada. Arctiq has achieved the top status of Red Hat partnership in less than one year of operation. In addition, Arctiq holds Advanced accreditations in Ansible, OpenShift, CloudForms, Satellite, and other key foundational Red Hat open source software.
Firewalls aren't enough, Avoid Exploits with automated Patch Management(09 Nov 2016)
So let’s jump right in… what can happen when you’re environment is not security compliant and your organization is not patching your systems on a regular basis? The importance of patching regularly is a challenge many organizations face. There are times when development cycles, unportable code, lack of time and lack of discipline can prevent systems from being patched. Let’s also not forget about the whole change management challenge and testing requirements.
Cleaning the Dirty COW - Emergency Patching in Satellite 6(02 Nov 2016)
In today's short video, I'm going to demonstrate how to perform emergency patch management in Satellite 6. In specific, I will walk through patching an errata that was released by Red Hat to address a kernel vulnerability recently found called 'Dirty Cow'
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.