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Is Satellite required to be able to use Bigfix, Ivanti ; can Satellite patch Solaris, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS?

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Was told by one of the vendor selling Ivanti (LanDesk related)
patch mgmt product that RedHat had since controlled it such
that any products that do patching for RHEL must have a
Satellite server with valid subscriptions for each RHEL endpoints
to be patched.

We don't want to do 'yum' (ie permit backend servers' connecting
to RHEL).


Q1:
So without Satellite, is there any products our there that could
do patching of RHEL endpoints?  

Q2:
Is this requirement to have Satellite something that Bigfix also
require?  Seems like the vendor selling Satellite is not aware.

Q3:
Is there any scripts or tools out there that could pull all the
patches down with a single RHEL subscription, build a patch
repository which can be propagated down to our RHEL
endpoints?   I recall an ex-colleague who has built an RHEL
VM that could do something like this but I've lost touch with
him.

Q4:
Some years ago, a member in SunManagers list shared with
me that Satellite could patch Solaris as well (possibly that's
in the days of RHEL Ver 4.x): is this still the case today that
Satellite could patch Solaris?   What about Ubuntu, Debian,
& CentOS Linuxes?
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as regards Q1, take a look at Foreman
https://theforeman.org/introduction.html

as regards Q2 https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/RHEL%207%20Patching

as regards Q3, you appear to be asking how to circumvent a licensing requirement

as regards Q4, may people have told me many things, not all of them substantiated

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On Q2's reply, I can't locate any mention on whether BigFix requires
Satellite to be set up  before BigFix could do patching

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Commented:
Theforeman link did not mention  whether it requires Satellite
or it can build its own repository.

Just found there's a similar product to Satellite:
https://access.redhat.com/products/red-hat-update-infrastructure/
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From the link that I provided

"You can also configure a local custom repository or Satellite to host the patches."
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I would suggest that you read the Foreman documentation

RHUI is "hosted by Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers"