Chapter 2. Viewing drift data in the Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux application

2.1. Accessing the Drift service

The drift service is part of Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Access this service using Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.

Baselines are standard configurations that a group of systems must maintain. Configurations are sets of name:value pairs. You can either create the pairs or copy them from an existing system configuration.

Note

For information about how to install the Insights client and how to register your systems to Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, see Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Get Started instructions.

Prerequisites

  • Insights client must be installed and running on the systems before those systems can upload to the drift service.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux > Drift > Comparison page. The Comparison screen opens.

    img drift comparison screen

  2. Click Add to comparison. The Add to comparison screen opens.

    img drift add to comparison screen

    • On the Systems tab, add the systems you want to compare. This screen also lists any baselines that already exist in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory.
    • On the Baselines tab, create baselines in name:value form, or copy and paste them from an existing baseline. This screen also lists any baselines that already exist in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory.

      img drift baselines screen

  3. Click Submit to add your systems or baselines.