SIMP 6.0 is Here!

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Amanda Arnold

Hanover, MD, 28 April 2017

SIMP 6.0.0 is available for download. In this unified release, you can simply run SIMP 6.0, whether you have Red Hat 6 or 7. This release fully supports Puppet 4 and integrates better with Puppet Enterprise. Please see the Changelog for the relevant release information.

YUM Access

The 6.X Main Repository and the Dependency Repository can be found on Package Cloud. Please use the README at the bottom of the page instead of Package Cloud instructions for enabling the repositories.

ISO Downloads

ISOs, powered by CentOS, are also available on the SIMP website.


The release documentation can be found on Read the Docs.

Getting Help

If you have any questions, please post them to the simp-users mailing list or hit us up in Hipchat! For more support specific to your environment, Onyx Point also provides commercial support to meet your needs. Please contact for more information.

Free Stuff

We’re excited about SIMP 6.0 and hope you are too. Celebrate the release with a free SIMP 6.0 desktop background.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

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