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Old 11-12-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Linux Updates


We are running a bunch of Red Hat servers and I'm wondering if there's a way to configure a centralized server to download patches and deploy them similar to a WSUS server for Windows. If not, does anyone have a recommended method for deploying updates?

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Old 11-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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We are running a bunch of Red Hat servers and I'm wondering if there's a way to configure a centralized server to download patches and deploy them similar to a WSUS server for Windows. If not, does anyone have a recommended method for deploying updates?

Thanks,
Scott
how about redhat satellite server?? requires subscription though...
 
Old 11-12-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. This looks good, but is there anything free out there?
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. This looks good, but is there anything free out there?
you can try puppet or cfengine. initially takes a lot of configuration, but once running, you would wonder how you ever lived without....
 
Old 11-12-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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You can simply use rsync and the createrepo package. You are aware that you need to pay in order to get RH updates?
 
Old 11-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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Assuming you have a legal copy of RH, that means you're paying already for updates/support, in which case you're best off using their Satellite server.
If you really want a compatible free version, try Spacewalk https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/. Note that of course RH will not support or update that...
 
Old 11-13-2009, 11:02 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. We are paying for a subscription. Maybe I'll look into the Satellite Server.
 
  


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