3.9 out of 5 (12 Ratings)
May 8, 2017
The implementation of Satellite (5) was pretty straight forward, but real product and vision from Red Hat took place at the launch and evolution of version 6. Great tool to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux assets and we are looking to use it further as the product matures in automation, application deployment and delegation.
Feb 23, 2017
Red Hat is a mature product with so much growth ahead of it. As workloads increase on RHEL we will need tools to survey and manage the infrastructure. Very happy with the product since it adds precision to our roles managing the environment.
Feb 16, 2017
Working with RedHat, we were able to implement and get Satellite working. There are still features that are missing, but we hope to get those features in the 6.x upgrade in 2017.
Jan 27, 2017
Didn't participate in the installation. Post rollout functionality testing went well.
Jan 24, 2017
We had a dedicated engineer to develop an automated cloud solution for RPM package management and delivery. This was a multi month engagement which was much longer then expected. There were challenges with the execution and the alignment to our requirements. These challenges turned into many conversations to attempt to adjust our design around the product vs the inverse. The immutable nature of the cloud environment we were deploying this product to was not a good fit for, what we seen as, a "mode 1" type product. We are in the process of looking for a better solution.
Dec 13, 2016
Cloud Forms adequately fit our SOW /POC needs. We were a little surprised on the amount of customization required to get the product up and running. It is not a buy and use scenario - more of a build a run. You will need programming skills (Ruby) to stand up and maintain this solution. At this point we are pleased with the end result and do feel the additional investment in resources is worth the effort. While discussing needs on prem - we already had Satellite up and running as it was a vital part of our implementation.
Dec 7, 2016
Working with Red Hat has been an overall good experience. They were responsive and helpful during the product selection and evaluation phase, and their support has continued to be effective. Their licensing model isn't always the simplest to understand, but once you grasp it, it isn't bad. Implementation of version 5.5 was fairly straight-forward, but did involve a learning curve. The transition to version 6 has been a bit more rocky, but with the new Puppet backend, the effort will be worth it.
Nov 21, 2016
Initial integration was difficult, but we have stuck with the upgrade process over time. Red Hat is developing an incredible solution with Satellite 6, it is just taking time.
Nov 17, 2016
The product support is very good.
Nov 17, 2016
Satellite 6 previous to version 6.2x was relatively beta quality. There were several issues. The core function of providing patches and licensing to our environment was generally functional, but difficult to implement and required multiple re-deployments. As of 6.2x, it is beginning to be stable and generally useful, although with several quirks.