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June 21, 2008

Red Hat Makes Network Satellite Server Available as Spacewalk

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 10:30 pm
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Red Hat’s “Network Satellite Server”, now called “Spacewalk” for the community.

However, RHN Satellite services will still be available for Red Hat clients while “Spacewalk” will be community driven. One could think of these two titles as the RHEL and Fedora of the satellite and proxy offerings for systems management and provisioning.

Read here to learn more about Red Hat Network Satellite and here to find out all about Spacewalk.

I think this is great news for organizations who do not subscribe to “RHN” and wish to provide similar services to their network. On the flip side I can only imagine that Red Hat, and similar distros, will enjoy the benefit of having community development participation taking place. A nice win-win situation.

It may be worth noting that the development cycle for Spacewalk will likely be on par with Fedora. I mean that it may be similar in that it has a shortened development cycle while the Red Hat Satellite product will have a longer cycle.

Any thoughts?

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