Chapter 1. Overview of Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux tasks

Tasks is part of the Automation Toolkit for Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Tasks offer predefined playbooks that help you maintain the health of your infrastructure by simplifying and solving complex problems using automated tasks. Tasks solve specific problems and are typically executed one time on your systems to accomplish things such as, detecting a high-profile vulnerability on your systems or preparing systems for a major upgrade. You can find tasks in Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console > Red Hat Insights > RHEL > Automation Toolkit > Tasks.

Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux anticipates your need to solve problems and get things done in your infrastructure, and continuously adds specific tasks to the Automation Toolkit. Tasks include the following:

  • RHEL pre-upgrade analysis utility task
  • Pre-conversion analysis utility task
  • Convert to RHEL from CentOS Linux 7

Some important information you will need to get started with executing a task are:

Note

System requirements to execute different tasks might vary.

1.1. User Access considerations

An Organization Administrator on your account configures settings in User Access to control access to Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux features. All users on your account have access to most of the data in Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, performing some actions requires users to have elevated access.

Access is granted in User Access in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console. To grant or change access, an Organization Administrator or User Access administrator must add you to a User Access group with the required roles in Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console > the Settings icon (⚙) > Identity & Access Management > User Access > Users.

Important

In this documentation, prerequisites for procedures declare whether you need elevated access to perform the procedure.

Important predefined groups and roles relevant to understanding User Access are:

  • Default access group
  • Default admin access group
  • Organization Administrator role

Brief overview about some predefined groups and roles

The following predefined groups and roles are relevant to access:

  • Default access group. All users on the account are members of the Default access group. Members of the Default access group have read-only access, which allows you to view most information in Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Default admin access group. All users on the account who are Organization Administrators are members of this group. Users cannot modify the roles in the Red Hat-managed Default admin access group. Members of the Default admin access group have read-write access, which allows you to view and perform other actions in Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Organization Administrator role. All users on the account who are Organization Administrators can create and modify User Access groups and grant access to other account users. To find out whether you are an Organization Administrator, click your name in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console header, in the upper right of your screen, and see whether the words “Org. Administrator” show under your username.
Important

Requesting elevated access If you do not have access to features that you need, you can:

  • Contact Customer Service to get Organization Administrator details for your account.

    • Provide your account number when you send the request.
  • Contact the Organization Administrator and ask for access, providing the following information:

    • The name of the role you need access to, for example, Remediations administrator
    • A link to full User Access documentation, to help inform the Organization Administrator about how to give you access.

1.1.1. User Access roles for Insights Tasks users

The following role enables enhanced access to remediations features in Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

  • Tasks administrator. The Tasks administrator role permits access to all Tasks capabilities to remotely execute Tasks on Insights-connected systems.
Note

All members of the Default Admin Access group can also execute Tasks.

A Tasks viewer role does not exist.