Chapter 11. Updating overcloud registration to Red Hat Satellite Server

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.1 uses Ansible-based methods to register overcloud nodes to Red Hat Satellite Server 6.

11.1. Red Hat Subscription Manager (RHSM) composable service

You can use the rhsm composable service to register overcloud nodes through Ansible. Each role in the default roles_data file contains a OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm resource, which is disabled by default. To enable the service, register the resource to the rhsm composable service file:

resource_registry:
  OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm: /usr/share/openstack-tripleo-heat-templates/deployment/rhsm/rhsm-baremetal-ansible.yaml

The rhsm composable service accepts a RhsmVars parameter, which you can use to define multiple sub-parameters relevant to your registration:

parameter_defaults:
  RhsmVars:
    rhsm_repos:
      - rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-eus-rpms
      - rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-eus-rpms
      - rhel-8-for-x86_64-highavailability-eus-rpms
      …​
    rhsm_username: "myusername"
    rhsm_password: "p@55w0rd!"
    rhsm_org_id: "1234567"
    rhsm_release: 8.2

You can also use the RhsmVars parameter in combination with role-specific parameters, for example, ControllerParameters, to provide flexibility when enabling specific repositories for different nodes types.

11.2. RhsmVars sub-parameters

Use the following sub-parameters as part of the RhsmVars parameter when you configure the rhsm composable service. For more information about the Ansible parameters that are available, see the role documentation.

rhsmDescription

rhsm_method

Choose the registration method. Either portal, satellite, or disable.

rhsm_org_id

The organization that you want to use for registration. To locate this ID, run sudo subscription-manager orgs from the undercloud node. Enter your Red Hat credentials at the prompt, and use the resulting Key value. For more information on your organization ID, see "Understanding the Red Hat Subscription Management Organization ID ".

rhsm_pool_ids

The subscription pool ID that you want to use. Use this parameter if you do not want to auto-attach subscriptions. To locate this ID, run sudo subscription-manager list --available --all --matches="Red Hat OpenStack" from the undercloud node, and use the resulting Pool ID value.

rhsm_activation_key

The activation key that you want to use for registration.

rhsm_autosubscribe

Use this parameter to attach compatible subscriptions to this system automatically. Set the value to true to enable this feature.

rhsm_baseurl

The base URL for obtaining content. The default URL is the Red Hat Content Delivery Network. If you use a Satellite server, change this value to the base URL of your Satellite server content repositories.

rhsm_server_hostname

The hostname of the subscription management service for registration. The default is the Red Hat Subscription Management hostname. If you use a Satellite server, change this value to your Satellite server hostname.

rhsm_repos

A list of repositories that you want to enable.

rhsm_username

The username for registration. If possible, use activation keys for registration.

rhsm_password

The password for registration. If possible, use activation keys for registration.

rhsm_release

Red Hat Enterprise Linux release for pinning the repositories. This is set to 8.2 for Red Hat OpenStack Platform

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_hostname

The hostname for the HTTP proxy. For example: proxy.example.com.

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_port

The port for HTTP proxy communication. For example: 8080.

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_user

The username to access the HTTP proxy.

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_password

The password to access the HTTP proxy.

Important

You can use rhsm_activation_key and rhsm_repos together only if rhsm_method is set to portal. If rhsm_method is set to 'satellite', you can only use either rhsm_activation_key or rhsm_repos.

11.3. Switching to the rhsm composable service

The previous rhel-registration method runs a bash script to handle the overcloud registration. The scripts and environment files for this method are located in the core heat template collection at /usr/share/openstack-tripleo-heat-templates/extraconfig/pre_deploy/rhel-registration/.

Complete the following steps to switch from the rhel-registration method to the rhsm composable service.

Procedure

  1. Exclude the rhel-registration environment files from future deployments operations. In most cases, exclude the following files:

    • rhel-registration/environment-rhel-registration.yaml
    • rhel-registration/rhel-registration-resource-registry.yaml
  2. If you use a custom roles_data file, ensure that each role in your roles_data file contains the OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm composable service. For example:

    - name: Controller
      description: |
        Controller role that has all the controller services loaded and handles
        Database, Messaging and Network functions.
      CountDefault: 1
      ...
      ServicesDefault:
        ...
        - OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm
        ...
  3. Add the environment file for rhsm composable service parameters to future deployment operations.

This method replaces the rhel-registration parameters with the rhsm service parameters and changes the heat resource that enables the service from:

resource_registry:
  OS::TripleO::NodeExtraConfig: rhel-registration.yaml

To:

resource_registry:
  OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm: /usr/share/openstack-tripleo-heat-templates/deployment/rhsm/rhsm-baremetal-ansible.yaml

You can also include the /usr/share/openstack-tripleo-heat-templates/environments/rhsm.yaml environment file with your deployment to enable the service.

11.4. rhel-registration to rhsm mappings

To help transition your details from the rhel-registration method to the rhsm method, use the following table to map your parameters and values.

rhel-registrationrhsm / RhsmVars

rhel_reg_method

rhsm_method

rhel_reg_org

rhsm_org_id

rhel_reg_pool_id

rhsm_pool_ids

rhel_reg_activation_key

rhsm_activation_key

rhel_reg_auto_attach

rhsm_autosubscribe

rhel_reg_sat_url

rhsm_satellite_url

rhel_reg_repos

rhsm_repos

rhel_reg_user

rhsm_username

rhel_reg_password

rhsm_password

rhel_reg_release

rhsm_release

rhel_reg_http_proxy_host

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_hostname

rhel_reg_http_proxy_port

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_port

rhel_reg_http_proxy_username

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_user

rhel_reg_http_proxy_password

rhsm_rhsm_proxy_password

11.5. Registering the overcloud to Red Hat Satellite Server

Create an environment file that enables and configures the rhsm composable service to register nodes to Red Hat Satellite instead of the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Procedure

  1. Create an environment file named templates/rhsm.yml to store the configuration.
  2. Include your configuration in the environment file. For example:

    resource_registry:
      OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm: /usr/share/openstack-tripleo-heat-templates/deployment/rhsm/rhsm-baremetal-ansible.yaml
    parameter_defaults:
      RhsmVars:
        rhsm_activation_key: "myactivationkey"
        rhsm_method: "satellite"
        rhsm_org_id: "ACME"
        rhsm_server_hostname: "satellite.example.com"
        rhsm_baseurl: "https://satellite.example.com/pulp/repos"
        rhsm_release: 8.2

    The resource_registry associates the rhsm composable service with the OS::TripleO::Services::Rhsm resource, which is available on each role.

    The RhsmVars variable passes parameters to Ansible for configuring your Red Hat registration.

  3. Save the environment file.

11.6. Preparing Leapp to use Satellite Server

If you use Satellite Server 6 to host RPM content, complete these preparation steps to ensure a successful Leapp upgrade with Satellite.

Prerequisites

  • Create a Satellite Server activation key that is linked to repositories for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2.
  • Generate an Ansible inventory file for your overcloud nodes.
  • On your Satellite Server, create and promote a content view for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.1 upgrade and include the repositories that required for the upgrade. For more information, see Red Hat Satellite Server 6 considerations.
  • If you use a Ceph subscription and have configured director to use the overcloud-minimal image for Ceph storage nodes, on your Satellite Server you must create a Content View and add the following Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2 repositories to it:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStream (RPMs)

      rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms
      x86_64 8.2
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS (RPMs)

      rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-rpms
      x86_64 8.2

      For more information, see Importing Red Hat Content and Managing Content Views in the Red Hat Satellite Content Management Guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the undercloud as the stack user.
  2. Create a file called playbook-satellite.yaml and paste the following content in the file:

    - name: Pre-install leapp
      hosts: overcloud
      become: yes
      tasks:
        - name: Pre-install leapp
          yum:
            name:
              - leapp
              - leapp-repository
            state: installed
        - name: Remove katello-host-tools-fact-plugin
          yum:
            name:
              - katello-host-tools-fact-plugin
            state: removed
        - name: Register system
          redhat_subscription:
            activationkey: "osp16-key"
            org_id: "ACME"
            server_hostname: "satellite.example.com"
            rhsm_baseurl: "https://satellite.example.com/pulp/repos"
            force_register: True

    Modify the redhat_subscription variables to suit your Satellite Server.

  3. Run the playbook:

    $ ansible-playbook -i ~/inventory.yaml playbook-satellite.yaml