Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129603
[RFE] Means of dividing a channel into subchannels based on customer-specific rules
Last modified: 2014-09-18 13:01:55 EDT
Most RHN Satellite users (Goldman, Bank of America, Dreamworks, AOL, UBS to name
a few) work with a subset of the complete RHEL package set and would prefer to
divide it into smaller chunks rather than have 1200+ packages in the same
channel. What they are asking for is to have RHEL delivered as many channels
rather than one. The thing is they all use a different "core build".
Can we set up rules under the new channel model to allow them to define how a
channel is subdivided and have the resulting channels automatically inherit
appropriate updates/Errata rather than forcing them to clone a channel, remove
packages, and then manually clone the Errata?
This is solved via Satellite 6's Content Views feature.
You have the ability to filter specific packages and errata from within a repository (channel), combine those filtered repositories into a 'Content View' and then combine a series of Content Views into a larger view, known as a Composite Content View to completely customize the content made available to your end systems.