Manage Solaris with Spacewalk and Red Hat Satellite

by Christian Stankowic (Linux and Unix administrator)

Aside from Linux systems, Oracle Solaris hosts can also be managed using Spacewalk and Red Hat Satellite – a cool feature that is often forgotten.

Bigger companies that are reliant on proprietary Unices due to roadmaps or political reasons might be interested in this for migration purposes. Red Hat takes up the cause of facilitating migrations using this interface. It seems like it was planned to also support other proprietary Unices like IBM AIX or HP-UX – I suppose that is because the Red Hat Satellite documentation always mentions a generic “Unix” and not a particular one. Maybe the support was dropped due to the lack of interest – but that’s only my personal (and arbitrary) assumption.

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