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4.2.2. Automated Red Hat Satellite Server Installation

The Red Hat Satellite Installation Script provides the option to use an answer file. This file contains pre-determined responses to some, or all, of the questions asked by the Installation Script. The Installation Script uses the answer file to run without user interaction; this is useful in situations where system administrators require an automated installation. For an example of an answers file, view the answers.txt file found in the install/ directory of the CD or ISO.
Follow the steps below to perform an automated install with an answer file.

Procedure 4.3. Installing with an Answers File

  1. Copy the example answers.txt file to /tmp/answers.txt
    # cp answers.txt /tmp/answers.txt
  2. Edit the file and add your organization's desired options.
  3. Once the answer file is ready, use the --answer-file option when starting the installation process from the command line:
    # ./ --answer-file=/tmp/answers.txt --disconnected
    The Red Hat Satellite Installation Script looks for answers in the file. For any option not filled out in the file, the Installation Script prompts the user for the missing information.


    The --disconnected option is required to prevent the installer attempting to connect to Red Hat Network.