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Red Hat Satellite

Service Description

Red Hat Enterprise Linux® is a frequently used enterprise-grade operating system. Information Services offers free licenses for academic (non-personal) use through Red Hat Network (RHN).

Click on the Request Help button to request creation of a new Red Hat Satellite Server organization as well as request access to the campus site license agreement for Red Hat software, or to request help with an existing organization.

Available To

Groups with a designated Organization Administrator (see Requirements below for more information).


An Organization Administrator must complete the access request.

Organization Administrator criteria:

  • Licensees are granted administrative access to an “Organization” within the Satellite administrative interface.
  • Licensees must identify a single point of contact for interaction with the Information Services Systems group.
  • Point of contact must be full-time IT staff, not student employee or consultant, who manages or will be managing at least 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts.
  • Point of contact is responsible for creation, management, and timely removal of Organization user accounts, host profiles, installation keys, etc.
  • All licensees must be responsive to requests from Information Services for information or changes to Organization configuration.

Accessing the Service

The RHN Satellite server is accessible at


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Support Contact

Click on the Request Help button on this page.

Service Levels

Maintenance will occur every day from approximately 11pm to 1am to accommodate backups. Additional maintenance may be scheduled between 5am and 7am on Tuesday mornings.

To check the status of this service, go to

To report an outage, please use this Service Outage form or call 541-346-1731.

Service Charges

There are no additional charges for the use of this service.

Service Provider

Information Services


RHEL, RedHat Enterprise, RHN

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