Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
ITS maintains a license with Red Hat that provides the University with a limited number of licenses to install and maintain various Red Hat operating systems. While the operating system itself is a free open source Linux distribution, obtaining current patches and updates can only be done through a Red Hat network subscription. ITS is capable of providing this service and tracking our licenses via the Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS) service.
- Eliminates the need for departments to purchase licenses for Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems.
- Provides vendor supported patches and updates.
- Allows a single management point from a web console for departments with 10 or more Red Hat hosts.
- Safe download from University hosted installation media.
Campus RHNS is available to Technical Support Contacts (TSC) to register, manage, and apply Red Hat provided updates to University-owned hosts on campus networks at no charge.