Red Hat Satellite Blog: August 2017 archives

  • Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Virtualization Cloud-init integration

    As part of the upcoming 6.2.12 release, we are adding additional support for cloud-init provisioning using the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV/RHV) provider. The Cloud-init tool allows to configure the provisioned virtual machine via a configuration, that is passed to the VM though the virtualization platform (RHV in this case). The advantage of this approach is not requiring any special configuration on the network (such as managed DHCP and TFTP) in order to finish the...
    Posted 2017-08-25T16:00:30+00:00 - 0
  • Performing DHCP kexec on discovered hosts

    Satellite 6.2 introduced PXE-less discovery which is targeted to networks without PXE or DHCP services available. In this workflow, kernel on discovered nodes is replaced (via kexec technology) instead of rebooting. This turns out to be useful feature on PXE/DHCP networks as well. To configure kexec on PXE/DHCP enabled network, do the following simple steps. Step 1: Verify foreman discovery image version Newer version of foreman-discovery-image must be used in order to send required "...
    Posted 2017-08-11T08:00:00+00:00 - 0
  • Satellite 6.2.11 is released

    Satellite 6.2.11 has been released today. 6.2.11 introduces many fixes in the messaging infrastructure of Satellite 6. There is one erratum for the server [1] and one for the hosts [2]. The install ISOs will be updated next week at the earliest. Customers who have already upgraded to 6.2 should follow the instructions in the errata. Customers who are on 6.1.x should follow the upgrade instructions at [3]. PLEASE NOTE: Customers who have received hotfixes should verify the list below to...
    Posted 2017-08-10T20:57:13+00:00 - 19
  • Dealing with many network interfaces during host check-ins

    Satellite 6 comes with powerful host importing capabilities as part of its inventory feature. When a host checks-in via Puppet or subscription-manager, all incoming data, which we call "facts", are parsed. This mechanism is called "fact import". By default Satellite 6 extracts networking information such as NICs, MAC and IP addresses making necessary changes to reflect the new state in the inventory database. When an IP address of a registered host changes for example, the same change is...
    Posted 2017-08-09T08:00:00+00:00 - 9
  • How to share custom repositories across organizations

    Satellite 6 is strictly a multi-tenant application meaning that every organization gets its own subscription manifest and must select appropriate repositories and sync it. Although the design of Satellite 6 makes sure every single RPM package is downloaded only once across all organization, syncing metadata and publishing and promoting content within many organizations can be time consuming for some specific use cases. The following will work with Satellite 6.2 or newer. One use case is a...
    Posted 2017-08-07T06:00:00+00:00 - 2
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