Chapter 4. Installation
4.1. Base Install
- Allocate plenty of space to the partitions storing data. The default location for channel packages is
/var/satellite/. For RHN Satellite Server with Embedded Database, remember the database RPMs go in the
/opt/partition, while the database itself is built in
/rhnsat/. Refer to Section 2.2, “Hardware Requirements” for precise specifications.
- Enable Network Time Protocol (NTP) on the Satellite and separate database, if it exists, and select the appropriate time zone. All client systems should already be running the
ntpddaemon and be set to the correct time zone.
- Due to potential complications, it is strongly advised that the
/home/partition is locally mounted.