LSU's Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users need to migrate to the new Satellite Server as soon as possible. The old Red Hat Proxy Server is no longer online.
For those of you using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), you may have noticed that your servers are no longer able to get updates from the Red Hat Network. This is an unfortunate consequence of recent upgrades to the campus' Red Hat support infrastructure. While our long-term goal is to bring you a more feature-rich experience for managing and maintaining any Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems you control, we also want to ensure you are secure. By switching to the new Satellite Server, you will once again have regular updates in addition to a host of new features.
The old Red Hat Proxy Server that campus RHEL installations used has been discontinued in favor of the new Red Hat Satellite Server. This Satellite Server provides a great deal of functionality that the old Proxy Server lacked; it will now be possible to use a web-based management system to schedule commands, provision new servers, and install new systems via Kickstart. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, there is no "grace period" during which both systems can be up simultaneously. The enabling of the Red Hat Satellite Server caused updates to the Proxy Server to cease immediately.
For instructions on how to migrate existing installs to the new Satellite Server and manage new ones, please see the documentation on LSU's Red Hat Network website:
Beginning next week, we will be accepting new account requests on the Satellite Server. User data from the Proxy Server is /not/ carried over to the Satellite Server; we apologize for the inconvenience, but this should be a one-time occurrence.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.