Campus Red Hat Network Satellite (RHNS)
On October 22, 2013: ITS will be moving to a new Red Hat Network Satellite server. Due to logistical issues, this will require that all systems using the current Satellite will register to the new Satellite in order to continue to receive updates. All systems must be registered to the new Satellite by December 20, 2013 to continue to receive updates. The current system will stop taking new registrations on October 22, but will continue to supply updates during a transition phase. The transition phase will run through December 20. On that date the current satellite will be shut down. Instructions on registering to the new Satellite can be found on the Help tab.
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.