About this Course

Tech Type Specialist
Code RH401
Duration 4 Days
Special Notices

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Learn how to install Red Hat Satellite server and use it to deploy and manage systems

Red Hat® Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management explores the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® systems.

Students will learn how to install and use Red Hat Satellite server with enhanced entitlements reporting to deploy and manage systems. By the end of this course, students will have built their own RPM packages and will have used Subversion to manage changes to files. This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Deployment and Systems Management (EX401) exam.


  • This course is related to Red Hat Satellite 5. If you would like to train on version 6, see our Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration (RH403) course.
  • This course does not include exam www.qa.com/EX401. If you hold a current RHCE you could consider sitting the RH401 Bundle incl. Exam www.qa.com/RH402.

Target Audience:

  • Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for the planning, deployment, and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) who want to earn:
    • Certification of Expertise
    • Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS®)
    • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®)

Delegates will learn how to

Course content summary

  • Install Red Hat Satellite server with Subscription Asset Manager
  • Red Hat Satellite organizations, users, and roles
  • Manage changes with revision control software
  • Manage software with Red Hat Satellite software channels and errata
  • Construction of custom RPM packages
  • Report and automation with Red Hat Satellite programming API
  • Deploy configuration files using Red Hat Satellite
  • Provision with Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE)
  • Administer Red Hat Satellite


Essential system management
Set high-level goals for effective system management.

Install Red Hat Satellite
Install a Red Hat Satellite server, and populate it with software channel content.

Red Hat Satellite organization
Create and manage Red Hat Satellite organizations, users, and system groups.

Use Subversion to manage changes
Initialize and configure a Subversion repository, start a new Subversion project, and manage revisions using Subversion.

Red Hat Satellite client configuration
Register client machines with Red Hat Satellite both interactively and in automated ways.

Red Hat Satellite software management
Configure Red Hat Satellite with custom and cloned software channels to manage software updates on client systems.

Build RPM packages
Create RPM packages for use with Red Hat Satellite to enable the deployment of programs and files on client systems.

Configuration file management with Satellite
Use Red Hat Satellite to deploy individual configuration files to client systems.

Provision with Red Hat Satellite
Use Red Hat Satellite to provision Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems from bare metal.

Red Hat Satellite administration
Perform Red Hat Satellite maintenance functions including embedded database management, activate Satellite with a new entitlement certificate, and export custom software channel content.

Red Hat Satellite API and reports
Use the Red Hat Satellite API to produce simple reports and perform basic administrative tasks.

Red Hat Satellite virtual machine management
Manage Red Hat Satellite entitlements and create kickstart profiles that will provision virtualization hosts and virtualized guests.

Comprehensive review
Review course material and deploy a Red Hat Satellite server.

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