Chapter 1. Red Hat Insights deployment overview

The following guidance is for users who wish to deploy Red Hat Insights on an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system connected to Red Hat Cloud Access. This procedure involves the following tasks:

  • Installing the insights-client on the system
Note

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL8) ships with Red Hat Insights preinstalled, so the insights-client installation procedure is not required on RHEL8 systems. All RHEL systems, no matter which version, must be registered with the Red Hat Insights service.

  • Registering the system to the Red Hat Insights application.

1.1. Installing the client package

Note

The insights-client installation procedure is not required on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL8) systems.

Install the client package on each system.

Procedure

  1. Enter the following command to install the current version of the insights-client package:

    [root@server ~]# yum install insights-client

1.2. Registering the system to Red Hat Insights

Register the system to communicate with the Red Hat Insights service and to view results displayed in the Red Hat Insights console.

Procedure

  1. Enter the following command to register the system.

    [root@server ~]# insights-client --register