This article is about how to deploy a Spacewalk Proxy v2.7 from scratch. A Spacewalk proxy acts as an intermediary between Spacewalk clients and a Spacewalk server. The main purposes of a Spacewalk proxy are to mitigate the loading on the Spacewalk server and to reduce the download times for Spacewalk clients. Typically, it does make sense to roll out Spacewalk proxies on geographically remote sites. This article is based on Deploying a Spacewalk Server and is the continuation of it.
This article is about how to deploy a Spacewalk Server v2.7 from scratch. If you work at an enterprise-level company where IT infrastructure contains a lot of Linux machines, you definitely encounter with the questions: how to manage all Linux systems centrally, be aware of the current state of the entire infrastructure, provide the high level of security, and reduce maintenance efforts. The most common day-to-day tasks in server maintenance are software updates and the flexible management of a unified configuration.