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 😉
5 thoughts on “RHN Satellite 5.4, first analysis”
I think you will find that as soon as Spacewalk 1.1 is released, they start building the nightly builds using 1.2 package tags.
Spacewalk 1.1 IS released. And of course nightlies are available. I’m not sure what your point is. Do you mean that it is normal that sat540 has spacwalk-1.2 packages?
If Satellite 5.4 was branched/based on a nightly snapshot/build taken after 1.1 was released, then yes – it would be normal/expected for Sat 5.4 to contain spacewalk 1.2 packages due to the way spacewalk packages are tagged.
Thanks for enlightening me, this makes sense. Hopefully Spacewalk 1.2 will be released soon, i’ll test the PostgreSQL stuff 🙂