If you use Dell’s Linux repositories from http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware (and we know many of you do), you’ve had the option of managing these repositories with Red Hat’s Network Satellite, Spacewalk or SUSE Manager by using the dell-satellite-sync tool to import the yum repositories into these system management applications. Yum repositories are imported as channels, which allow you greater flexibility in managing your environment.

With dell-satellite-sync you can specify what repositories you want to import by selecting only the OS distributions and PowerEdge systems available in your environment, saving you time, effort and disk space. You can also use this tool to automatically subscribe your registered systems to their corresponding repo channels, which will save you even more time and effort.

If you’re already using dell-satellite-sync, we’d like to let you know of some recent updates we’ve made which should make it easier to use. If you haven’t used it before, we’d like to invite you to try it out by visiting http://linux.dell.com/dell-satellite-sync.

Please note that dell-satellite-sync is provided as-is, but if you have any questions or suggestions (or perhaps even a patch?), you can write to our mailing list Linux-PowerEdge. We welcome your participation and feedback.