Spacewalk 2.0 Released


Red Hat's free management solution steps out of the capsule.

The Spacewalk system management tool is available in version 2.0. Spacewalk is the free counterpart of Red Hat's Satellite management solution. System admins use Spacewalk to management tasks such as system inventory, network software installation and upgrade, system provisioning, configuration file management, and sytem monitoring. According to the project website, Spacewalk " with RHEL, Fedora, and other RHEL-derivative distributions like CentOS...Limited support for managing Debian machines is also available."
The new 2.0 release includes a new Auditing feature, which lets you associate a specific administrative action, such as creating a user account, to a specific user.  Also included are improvements for PostgreSQL database management. Other changes include enhanced analysis of crash reports, as well as better integration of SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol) security specifications. New RPM packages for the Spacewalk server and the client editions are in the yum repositories for Fedora and Red Hat. You will also find Suse packages at


Related content

  • Dispatches from the world of IT
  • Managing Linux systems with Spacewalk
    The Spacewalk server provides a comprehensive framework for managing Linux systems, and if you need to automate tasks, the XML-RPC-based API and the spacecmd tool are useful aids. We compare the two variants.
  • All for Admins
    Our Admin special edition was so popular we're back, with a new quarterly magazine that is all for admins. Welcome to the first issue of Admin: Network and Security – a magazine for administrators of heterogenous networks.
  • Landscape
    Manually maintaining large IT infrastructures almost inevitably leads to errors. Enter Canonical's Landscape, a commercial tool that uses a web interface and an API to gather information, render it graphically, and complete maintenance work.
  • Setting up SELinux policies
    Writing custom SELinux policy modules is not hard with some basic knowledge of SELinux. We show you how to distribute those modules to all the machines in your own system landscape.
comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs

Support Our Work

ADMIN content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you've found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More”>


		<div class=