4.3. Installer Script Process

The following instructions assume the Red Hat Network Satellite installation media is mounted at /media/cdrom/. The installation media contains the install.pl installer script.
This section guides the user through the installation process using the installer script.

4.3.1. Running the Installer Script

The following procedure starts the installation procedure. Ensure to run this procedure as the root user.

Warning

Users should note that the Red Hat Network Satellite Installation Program updates the kernel, as well as all required packages.

Procedure 4.5. Running Installer Script

  1. Run the installer script with an option to install with either Embedded Database or Stand-Alone Database.
    1. Embedded Database - From the /media/cdrom/ directory, enter the following command to start the Red Hat Network Satellite Installation Program:
      # ./install.pl
      
    2. Stand-Alone Database - From the /media/cdrom/ directory, enter the following command to start the Red Hat Network Satellite Installation Program:
      # ./install.pl --external-db
      
  2. The script first runs through a pre-requisite check. These checks make certain that all prerequisites from Chapter 2, Requirements are met before proceeding with the installation.
    * Starting the Red Hat Network Satellite installer.
    * Performing pre-install checks.
    * Pre-install checks complete.  Beginning installation.
    
  3. The Satellite is then registered with Red Hat Network Classic and all required packages are installed and updated.
    * RHN Registration 
    * Installing updates. 
    * Installing RHN packages.
    
The next section sets up the database for your installation.