2.2. Registering Clients with Red Hat Satellite Server

The following procedure describes how to use the rhn_register command to register a system with Red Hat Satellite. Ensure you replace the example host names and domain names with those that apply to your configuration.

Procedure 2.1. To Use rhn_register to Register a System with Red Hat Satellite:

  1. Change into the /usr/share/rhn/ directory and download the SSL certificate to the client:
    # cd /usr/share/rhn/
    # wget http://satellite.example.com/pub/RHN-ORG-TRUSTED-SSL-CERT
  2. Edit the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date file and ensure that it contains the following entries:
    serverURL=https://satellite.example.com/XMLRPC
    noSSLServerURL=http://satellite.example.com/XMLRPC
    sslCACert=/usr/share/rhn/RHN-ORG-TRUSTED-SSL-CERT
    
  3. Use the rhn_register command to register the machine:
    # rhn_register