4.2.3. Installing Behind a HTTP Proxy: Pre-Configuration

Due to the way that Red Hat Satellite uses the rhn.conf file to control its connection settings, there is no way to add options to that file prior to installation of Red Hat Satellite. If your network is behind an HTTP proxy in your organization, you cannot activate the Red Hat Satellite at installation time. A workaround to this issue is to first perform a disconnected installation of Red Hat Satellite, then switch the configuration to a connected method after installation is completed. The following demonstrates the initial steps to creating a connected Red Hat Satellite installation behind an HTTP proxy:

Procedure 4.4. Installing Red Hat Satellite behind an HTTP Proxy - Pre-Configuration

  1. Complete a minimal installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  2. Configure the system so that it can connect to Red Hat Network behind the HTTP proxy. Edit the file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date as follows:
    enableProxy=1
    enableProxyAuth=1
    httpProxy=<http-proxy-fqdn>
    proxyUser=<proxy-username>
    proxyPassword=<proxy-password>
    
  3. Register the system to Red Hat Network.
  4. Begin the installation of Red Hat Satellite with the disconnected option:
    ./install.pl --disconnected
    
After installation, follow the steps from Section 4.4, “Post-Installation”.