Chapter 7. Install additional software

You need to perform some additional configuration for access to software and updates.

7.1. Configuring software access

7.1.1. Configuring software repository access using the Web Console

Prerequisites

  • This process is for hyperconverged hosts based on Red Hat Virtualization 4.

Procedure

  1. On each hyperconverged host:

    1. Log in to the Web Console.

      Use the management FQDN and port 9090, for example, https://server1.example.com:9090/.

    2. Click Subscriptions.
    3. Click Register System.

      1. Enter your Customer Portal user name and password.
      2. Click Done.

        The Red Hat Virtualization Host subscription is automatically attached to the system.

    4. Enable the Red Hat Virtualization 4 repository to allow later updates to the Red Hat Virtualization Host:

      # subscription-manager repos \
      --enable=rhvh-4-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms
  2. (Optional) If you use disk encryption, execute the following on each Network-Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE) key server:

    1. Log in to the NBDE key server.
    2. Register the NBDE key server with Red Hat.

      # subscription-manager register --username=username --password=password
    3. Attach the subscription pool:

      # subscription-manager attach --pool=pool_id
    4. Enable the repositories required for disk encryption software:

      1. For NBDE key servers based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8:

        # subscription-manager repos \
        --enable="rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-rpms" \
        --enable="rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms"
      2. For NBDE key servers based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:

        # subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-7-server-rpms"

7.2. Installing software

7.2.1. Installing disk encryption software

The Network-Bound Disk Encryption key server requires an additional package to support disk encryption.

Procedure

  1. On each Network-Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE) key server, install the server-side packages.

    # yum install tang -y