Now that Inter-Satellite Sync is configured, you can now use it to synchronize channels from the Master Satellite to the Slave servers.
On the Slave servers, configure the Master server hostname and SSL certificate file path in the following lines of the
iss_parent = master.satellite.domain.com
iss_ca_chain = /usr/share/rhn/RHN-ORG-TRUSTED-SSL-CERT
Then run the
satellite-sync command by typing:
# satellite-sync -c your-channel
Any command line options to the
satellite-sync command will override any default or customized settings in the
7.4.1. Syncing between a Development Staging Server and a Production Satellite
There may be instances where an administrator wants to sync data from a staging server that has custom channels that are ready for production use to a Production Satellite server.
For example, a Production Satellite Server normally syncs directly from Red Hat Network Hosted servers for content updates, but will occasionally sync production-ready information from a Red Hat Network Satellite development server.
Figure 7.4. Syncing from Red Hat Network Hosted and a Satellite Staging Server
Normally, the administrator runs:
satellite-sync -c your-channel
This command downloads directly from data from rhn_parent (usually Red Hat Network Hosted, rhn.redhat.com). Then, to sync from the staging Satellite server address , the administrator runs:
satellite-sync --iss-parent=staging-satellite.example.com -c custom-channel