Spacewalk Features


Why Spacewalk?

  • Visibility into entire Linux systems and servers
  • Support for Major distributions on Linux including Cent OS, RHEL, Ubuntu and Fedora


  • Inventory of Linux servers and their patch levels
  • Ability to automate the patching of arbitrary groupings of Linux servers
  • Ability to easily identify status of servers vis a vis security errata 
  • Ability to easily identify when servers need rebooting (due to relevant errata)
  • Ability to schedule "events" (RPM installs, updates, reboots) to individual or groups of servers
  • Ability to easily track the status of all events (pending, failed, completed)

 Basic Features



Secondary Benefits

  • Ability to monitor changes to key files deployed across the plant, along with versioning support
  • Ability to run arbitrary commands / scripts against arbitrary groups of servers (either scheduled or "immediately")
  • Custom channels for management and deployment of locally packaged RPMs
  • Ability to monitor various "server health" metrics
  • Ability to easily provision new servers with proper channel subscriptions and base configuration profiles


Altnix Advantage


Spacewalk Consulting

Altnix provides Professional Services and Consulting for Spacewalk including the following:

  • Consulting on adopting Spacekwalk at your organizaition
  • In-Depth Analysis of your requirements and scope study
  • Architecture Design and Hardware Sizing Guidelines
  • Solution Design Document that can be handed over to engineers for implementation

Spacewalk Implementation and Deployment

Altnix implements Spacewalk based patch management solutions keeping in mind the business requirements. Implementation includes the following:

  • Installation and Setup of Spacewalk
  • Configuration and Component
  • Package Registration and Discovery
  • Baseline for Auditing on Patches
  • On-Boarding of Systems into the Inventory
  • Spacewalk client installation on target systems
  • Testing and UAT sign off after consultation with customer
  • Reports as per Customer requirements
  • Training to operators and administrators managing Spacewalk installation
  • Documentation for future reference

Spacewalk Customization

Altnix can customize your Spacewalk installation so that it is a better fit to your business environment.

  • Adding non-standard targets for patch management
  • Creating new visualizations and dashboards as per customer needs
  • Creating custom scripts, plug-ins and components if needed for patch management

Third Party Integration

Altnix can integrate Spacekwalk with other third party tools to meet several business use cases.

  • Ticketing systems such as IBM NetCool, BMC Remedy, Zendesk, and ((OTRS)) Community Edition
  • Network Management and Orchestrator tools such as HP NNM and Spiceworks
  • Remote Management and Monitoring tools such as N-Able and ManageEngine
  • IT Automation Tools such as Jenkins, StackStorm and Jenkins
  • Visualization Tools such as Grafana, Graphite, Cacti


24x7 AMC Support Services


Altnix offer 24x7 support services on an AMC or per hour basis for new or existing installations on Spacewalk. Our team of experts are available round the clock and respond to you within a predefined SLA.


Case Studies


Knute Weicke

Security Head, IT

Fellowes Inc, USA



Altnix was an instrumental partner in two phases of our Security ISO needs. The first being a comprehensive developed Service/Ticketing system for our global offices. The second being that of an Asset Management tool that ties all assets into our Ticketing systems to close a gap that we had in that category. They are strong partners in working towards a viable solution for our needs



The Altnix team was very easy to work with and resolved our needs in a timely manner.  Working with Altnix, allowed us to focus on our core business while they handled the technical components to help streamline our business tools.  We have found a strategic partner in Altnix



Johnnie Rucker

General Manager

Encore Global Solutions, USA



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