Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite is an easy-to-use system management
platform that provides lifecycle management for your growing
infrastructure. Built on open standards, RHN Satellite provides
powerful systems administration capabilities such as update management,
configuration management, provisioning and monitoring for all
The Red Hat Network Satellite Application Programming Interface (API)
provides a mechanism that allows programmers to write programs to
interact with RHN Satellite Server. The API is used primarily for two
- Automate repetitive commands via scripting
- Interact with other applications
Many tasks that can be performed through RHN Satellite's web
user interface can also be accomplished by the methods provided by the
RHN API. The API extends the functionality of RHN Satellite because it
allows scripts to replace repetitive tasks that would be extremely
difficult to do using the web interface. This added functionality
facilitates automation and scalability within the enterprise.
During this webcast we will give you an overview of the the
Application Programing Interface inside of Red Hat Network Satellite.
In addition, we will discuss the structure of the API and demonstrate
several common API use cases.
Erik Jacobs, Solutions Architect, Red Hat
Erik Jacobs is a Solutions Architect team for the Southeastern US team
at Red Hat. He's has been in the information technology industry since
1998. Erik is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified
Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) and is on the systems management subject
matter expert team at Red Hat. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering
from Columbia university.
Akash Chandrashekar, Solutions Architect, Red Hat
Chandrashekar is a Solutions Architect team for the Western US team at
Red Hat. He's has been in the information technology industry since
1996. Akash is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) as well as being
certified on Red Hat Network Satellite. He is on the systems management
subject matter expert team at Red Hat. He has a BS Computer Information
Sciences i from Devry University in Pomona California as well as
holding a BA in Mathematics Education from California Polytechnic
University in Pomona.
Christopher Wells, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Wells has more than 15 years of experience working in the information
technology industry. Currently he is the Senior Product Marketing
Manager for Red Hat Network Satellite. Prior to Red Hat, he worked in
Product Management, Product Marketing, Technical Pre-sales and
Technical Training roles for Quest Software, Sterling Commerce and
Vanstar. Chris has both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the
Ohio State University.