First of all: Where is the Red Hat Press release? Nada, nothing, nichts (yet)….
As I wrote in my previous post, I’ll keep you posted with my latest findings.
In another post, I was speculating about the upstream version. Now, Sat540 seems to be based on Spacewalk 1.2 which is not yet released. I was quite puzzled about that fact. Usually upstream (Fedora) projects are ahead of its commercial counterparts, this time it seems to be the other way round.
I was quite guessing right on the expected new features:
- RHEL6 Support (SHA-256 Checksums on RPMs)
- Support for importing and syncing of external yum repositories
- Find duplicate entitlements of systems
- Oracle 11g support
- Recording of the install-date of packages
Additionally the following features have been added:
- Symlink Support in the configuration management
- SELinux in configuration management
- Flex Guests enhancements
In contrary to my expectations:
- For the moment, Sat540 runs only on RHEL5, thus meaning Tomcat5
The included version of
Real tests and improvements
I was not yet able to install sat540 yet, I’m waiting for the certificate… Nevertheless I made some tests with Spacewalk 1.1 which have been very promising.
Today @work, I just prepared the staging/test satellite for being upgraded from 5.3 to 5.4. I’m still waiting for the new certificate from the Red Hat support. This brings me to another question: Why the heck is a new certificate needed? That’s boring…
As soon as I get the certificate from Red Hat, I’m going to upgrade the Staging/Test Satellite @work, so you can expect more detailed reports soon.
Have fun? I guess yes 😉