Red Hat Satellite Technical Overview
Course Overview

Red Hat Satellite is a scalable platform used to manage your Red Hat infrastructure. This course examines the four main use cases of Satellite, with demonstrations to apply real-world examples to the concepts covered in the lectures.

The course begins with the basics of patching and software management and then moves on to subscription management, provisioning, configuration management, and finally, you will learn how to integrate Satellite with Ansible and Insights.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Red Hat Satellite
  • Learn how to carry out patching and software management, subscription management, provisioning, configuration management using Red Hat Satellite
  • Understand how Red Hat Satellite can be integrated with Ansible and Insights

Intended Audience

  • System operators and administrators


In order to take this course, you should be familiar with basic Red Hat terminology and also have some experience with a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.


Hi, welcome to RH053, Red Hat Satellite Technical Overview. My name is John Spinks, Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. In this series of videos, we are going to discuss the following topics. We are going to do an overview of the basic concepts, and the four primary use cases of Satellite that will be discussed and demoed in this set of videos.

We will start with the basics of patching and software management, where we apply an errata to a host, and then import a non-Red Hat piece of software and distribute it out to our host. Next, we will review the basics of Subscription Management, where we will go to the customer portal, create a manifest, and import that manifest in the Satellite.

We will follow that up by covering some of the provisioning basics, including provisioning a virtual machine and doing discovery on a simulated bare metal device. Then we will discuss configuration management, where we use Ansible within a Satellite to install the Red Hat Insights clients. And then we will show you how to integrate Satellite with Ansible and Insights.

Finally, we will show you some resources and next steps to follow after you complete this technical overview. I am looking forward to going into this course with you. We will get started in the next video.


About the Author
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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