Deploying Red Hat Insights on existing RHEL systems managed by Red Hat Cloud Access

Red Hat Insights 2021

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Abstract

The following guidance is for users who wish to deploy the Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a provisioned Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system managed by Red Hat Cloud Access (RHCA).

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Chapter 1. Red Hat Insights deployment overview

The following guidance is for users who want 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL8) ships with 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.

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

Chapter 2. Viewing your Insights results

System and infrastructure results can be viewed in the Red Hat Insights dashboard.

The dashboard provides links to each available Insights service. This includes advisor, drift, vulnerability, compliance, policies and patch. From this starting point, you can proactively identify and manage issues affecting system security, performance, stability and availability.

Prerequisites

  • The insights-client package is installed on your system.
  • You have a login account for cloud.redhat.com} with privileges that allow you to review the Red Hat Insights dashboard.

Procedure

  1. Access the Insights for RHEL dashboard.
  2. When the dashboard appears, click on the Inventory tab.
  3. Confirm that your system name appears in the list of system names that are registered with the {CLIENT_NAME}.

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