Chapter 9. Maintenance

A Red Hat Network Satellite often also requires periodic maintenance to provide customers with the full benefit of service. This chapter discusses administrative functions outside of standard use, as well as to apply patches to the Red Hat Network Satellite.

9.1. Managing the Satellite with rhn-satellite

Since the Red Hat Network Satellite consists of a multitude of individual components, Red Hat provides a command-line tool that allows you to stop, start, or retrieve status information from the various services in the appropriate order: rhn-satellite. This tool accepts all of the typical commands:
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite start
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite stop
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite restart
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite reload
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite enable
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite disable
/usr/sbin/rhn-satellite status
Use rhn-satellite to shut down and bring up the entire Red Hat Network Satellite and retrieve status messages from all of its services at once.