Unlocking the Power of RHN Satellite's API

Wednesday, March 10 | 2pm EST (GMT-5) / 19:00 GMT


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 deployments.

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 reasons:

  • 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
Akash 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
Chris 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.



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