Chapter 4. Installation
4.1.1. Base Operating System
- Allocate plenty of space to the partitions storing data. The default location for channel packages is
/var/satellite/. For Red Hat Satellite with Embedded Database, remember the database itself is within the
- Enable Network Time Protocol (NTP) on Red Hat Satellite and, if it exists, the database server then select the appropriate time zone. Make sure all client have the
ntpddaemon running and set it to the correct time zone.
- It is strongly advised that the
/home/partition is locally mounted.
- Register to Red Hat Subscription Management. Once installation of the base operating system is complete, run the following command to register your system, entering your Customer Portal user name and password when prompted:
# subscription-manager registerThe command displays output similar to the following:
Registering to: subscription.rhsm.redhat.com:443/subscription Username: user_name Password: password The system has been registered with ID: aa2e5c34-b8d0-4388-b912-6be761c632b1
- Identify and attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Satellite subscriptions.List all available subscriptions.
# subscription-manager list --all --availableAttach the subscriptions. If there are multiple subscriptions to be attached, repeat the
# subscription-manager attach --pool=pool_id
- Enable the Red Hat Enterprise Linux repository appropriate to your version and architecture.For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (on AMD64 or Intel 64)
# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rpmsFor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (on AMD64 or Intel 64)
# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-5-server-rpmsFor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (On System Z architecture)
# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-for-system-z-rpmsFor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (On System Z architecture)
# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-5-for-system-z-rpms
4.1.2. Mounting the Installation Media
Procedure 4.1. Mounting from a disc
- Log into the machine as
- Insert the Red Hat Satellite Server CD or DVD containing the installation files.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux might automount the disc. If so, it mounts the disc to the
/media/cdrom/directory. If Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not automount the disc, manually mount it to the
/media/cdrom/directory with the following commands:
# mkdir /media/cdrom # mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
Procedure 4.2. Mounting from an ISO image
- Log into the machine as
- Download the ISO image from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
- Mount the ISO image to a location on your filesystem:
# mkdir /media/cdrom # mount -o loop iso_filename /media/cdrom
/media/cdrom/. Use this location to access the Red Hat Satellite Installation Script.
4.1.3. Obtaining an Entitlement Certificate