If you’re running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or other Red Hat infrastructure, you likely rely on Red Hat Satellite to deploy, scale, and manage that infrastructure across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
Because so many Red Hat customers manage their RHEL infrastructure with Puppet, Red Hat incorporated open source Puppet in Satellite 6 for managing configuration of RHEL systems.
Powerful as open source Puppet is, you can do a lot more on RHEL (and your other platforms) with Puppet Enterprise. You get partner integrations; professional Puppet support for all your platforms; a selection of supported Puppet modules, including some exclusive to Puppet Enterprise customers; and unique Puppet Apps to help you manage complex infrastructure touched by multiple teams.
Red Hat and Puppet have collaborated on a complete, fully supported integration between Puppet Enterprise and Satellite so you can manage your entire IT infrastructure lifecycle — not just the Red Hat piece of it.
Red Hat-supported Kickstart scripts automatically deploy and configure the Puppet Enterprise agent on newly provisioned RHEL systems. The rules-based node classifier automatically assigns the correct role to each node, bringing it into the right configuration for that role.
Puppet Enterprise delivers configuration management and operating system provisioning support for RHEL and many other operating systems, including Windows, Solaris, AIX, and other Linux platforms. Puppet Enterprise includes support for network devices in your data center through our partner network.
The Red Hat Satellite-Puppet Enterprise integration takes advantage of what each product does best. Red Hat Satellite makes it easier to deploy, scale, and manage Red Hat infrastructure across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Puppet Enterprise handles initial and ongoing configuration management, as well ad-hoc task execution, for Red Hat and many other operating systems.
The operating system provisioning process installs and configures the Puppet Enterprise agent on each newly provisioned RHEL system. Every time Puppet Enterprise ensures the systems are in their desired states, it sends inventory data and configuration reports to Satellite.
Together, Red Hat and Satellite 6 support complete node lifecycle management for your entire data center.