Description of problem:
With the release of Satellite 5.4 we plan to add a statement of support for Satellite, such that if Satellite is installed on a supported RHEL version + arch combination, and the RHEL OS is installed on a physical or virtualized environment that Red Hat supports for that OS version, then by default, Satellite Engineering also supports Satellite in that environment, even if we have not specifically tested it.
Historically in the past we would only say 'supported' after doing exhustive testing on first Xen (Sat 5.1/5.2+), then VMware (Sat 5.3+) and KVM (Sat 5.3+), now we will include any virtualized environment, such as HyperV & Virtage. In short any published document from Red Hat for either RHEL 5 or 6 that indicates that Red Hat Support will support RHEL deployed in that environment is enough for Satellite to also be considered supported as well.
I would suggest adding a text similar to the following to the requirements section for Satellite installation"
"Satellite can be installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6 OS in any supported by Red Hat virtualized environment, this includes Xen, KVM & VMware. Please be aware that for production deployments we recommend for you to deploy Satellite as the sole application running on the underlying physical hardware to avoid contention issues. Functional support does not always equate to performance and you may need to carefully consider your virtualized environment of choice and tuning guide lines. "
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Added to the latest draft of the (5.4) Satellite Installation Guide:
Verified in Satellite-5.4.0-RHEL5-re20100924.0.
The 5.4.0 RHN Satellite and RHN Proxy release has occurred. This issue has been resolved with this release.
RHEA-2010:0801 - RHN Satellite Server 5.4.0 Upgrade
RHEA-2010:0803 - RHN Tools enhancement update
RHEA-2010:0802 - RHN Proxy Server 5.4.0 bug fix update
RHEA-2010:0800 - RHN Satellite Server 5.4.0
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