Red Hat Satellite 6 Managed Design Program

Help design and develop next-generation software

Red Hat® Satellite has been successfully managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux® in traditional datacenters—from small, local deployments to vast, geographically dispersed deployments—since 2002. As we develop the next Red Hat Satellite offering, we need the direct input of our customers to ensure our joint future success.

The Red Hat Satellite 6 Managed Design Program lets forward-thinking customers provide input into our next-generation Red Hat Satellite offering. As a Managed Design Program participant, you’ll gain a greater understanding of our product strategy and direction, and test the latest code release for what will eventually become the GA release of Red Hat Satellite 6.


By participating in the Red Hat Satellite 6 Managed Design Program, you benefit from:

  • First look and support: Preview new product code before anyone else, with hands-on Red Hat support guiding you through the process.
  • Communication: Ongoing direct discussions with the Red Hat Satellite product strategy team ensure valuable participant feedback―including functionality and ideas for potential feature enhancements―is reviewed and prioritized.
  • Relationship building: Deepen your relationship with Red Hat subject matter experts who drive Red Hat Satellite product strategy, development, marketing, and support.

Who should participate?

To participate in this program, you must be:

  • Interested in Linux system management using tools like Red Hat Satellite, Puppet, or other vendor and open source solutions.
  • Willing to submit bugs and even participate in calls with Red Hat program leads to discuss fixes and updates, and occasionally view product demos.
  • Prepared to spend time exploring and testing the latest code release.

Request the Managed Design Program Evaluation SKU

  • Get access to the Red Hat Customer Portal and request the Managed Design Program evaluation SKU. Note: You’ll need to first log in to the Red Hat Customer Portal with your username and password. If you don’t have a Customer Portal account, follow the instructions on the login page to create one.
  • Once you’re logged in to the Customer Portal, follow the instructions to download the Red Hat Satellite 6 MDP 90-day evaluation.