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Introducing Venafi VSatellites

Venafi VSatellites are a new, novel and critical part of Venafi as a Service, Venafi's cloud-native machine-identity management service.

VSatellites extend the reach of your Venafi as a Service account beyond publicly accessible networks and hosts, to your on-premise/private cloud networks and machines, enabling you to develop the full picture of your machine identities across your organization, irrespective of public or private visibility.

At the most basic level, Venafi VSatellite is a self-updating application that is a runtime extension of Venafi as a Service that runs within your private infrastructure.

VSatellite is a modern, self-contained, low-footprint, Kubernetes-based application runtime and runs on most modern Linux systems such as Ubuntu and CentOS.

You manage your own VSatellites remotely using your company's own Venafi as a Service account. So, after your administrators have completed a one-time download and setup of VSatellites on your designated machines (Linux), full administration and management of services for those VSatellites is performed from using the Venafi as a Service web console. This includes self-updates of the VSatellite runtime itself.

What's Next?

Learn how to set up your first VSatellite, or if you've already done so, learn more about managing your existing VSatellites.

Or you can learn a bit more about how VSatellites actually work, including the moving parts.

Last update: November 9, 2021