This is the 60 day notification of the End Of Life (EOL) plans for thefollowing versions of Red Hat Satellite 5:* Red Hat Satellite 5.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
After March 31, 2017, as per the life-cycle support policy for Red HatSatellite, Red Hat will discontinue technical support services as well assoftware maintenance services for all Red Hat Satellite and Proxy versions 5.6or older on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The listed versions will exit theexisting Limited Maintenance Release phase.

This means that new bug fixes,security updates, and product enhancements will no longer be provided for thefollowing product versions:* Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and Proxy 5.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5Details of the Satellite support policy can be found at:https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/satellite/For detailed instructions on upgrading Red Hat Network Satellite, pleaserefer to the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/satellite-upgrade/README file.

This canbe found within the rhn-upgrade package.

Before proceeding, it isimportant to read the complete details, contained within the most currentrhn-upgrade package README file.As with all Satellite upgrades, please ensure that known good backups areavailable, especially of the database.Notes:1) Red Hat will continue to support Red Hat Satellite and Proxy on Red HatEnterprise Linux 6 and later.2) Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and Proxy 5.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will be EOLon March 31 2017.How to proceed:* All affected Satellite and Proxy users must plan to upgrade to a newerversion prior to March 31 2017.* Find an overview of various aspects for this upcoming EOL date at:https://access.redhat.com/articles/2868391* If you have a Technical Account Manager, contact that person immediately todiscuss upgrade plans.* Otherwise, contact Red Hat support for assistance at:https://www.redhat.com/en/services/support* Alternatively, Red Hat Consulting can be engaged to assist with a smoothmigration, see https://www.redhat.com/en/services/consulting.More information on Red Hat Consulting for Satellite can be found in the PDFdocument linked to in the References section.It is critical to ensure you have a plan to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux6 prior to March 31, 2017.Customers who choose to continue to deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 willcontinue to have access via Red Hat Network (RHN) to the following content aspart of their active Red Hat Satellite subscription:* Previously released bug fixes, security updates, and product enhancements.* Red Hat Knowledgebase and other content (whitepapers, reference architectures,etc.) found in the Red Hat Customer Portal.* All Red Hat Satellite documentation.Customers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the upgradebenefits their active Red Hat Satellite subscription has, and migrate to anactive version of Red Hat Satellite such as version 5.6 or 5.7.Details of the Red Hat Satellite life-cycle can be found at:https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/satellite/
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released erratarelevant to your system have been applied.For details on how to apply this update, refer to:https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258
1414121 – Satellite 5.6 on RHEL 5 60 day EoL

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