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4.2.9. Post-Installation Tasks

Post-installation tasks include:
  • Activate the Satellite 5 repository.
  • Update packages and the database schema.
  • Switch Satellite to connected mode.

Procedure 4.15. Activate Satellite 5 Repository

  • Enable the Satellite 5 repository
    For ⁠AMD64 and Intel 64:
    # subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-6-server-satellite-5.7-rpms
    For IBM System z:
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-system-z-satellite-5.7-rpms

Procedure 4.16. Update Packages and the Database Schema

Procedure 4.17. Switch Satellite to Connected Mode

The installation was completed in disconnected mode, so must be switched to connected mode.
  1. Edit the Red Hat Network configuration file /etc/rhn/rhn.conf and make the following changes:
    1. Edit the server.satellite.rhn_parent line as follows.
      # server.satellite.rhn_parent =
    2. Change the line disconnected=1 to disconnected=0.
  2. Validate the configuration changes.
    1. # spacewalk-cfg-get get server disconnected
      The expected output is 0, confirming that disconnected mode is not enabled.
    2. # spacewalk-cfg-get get server.satellite rhn_parent
      The expected output is
  3. Reactivate the Satellite Server. The rhn-satellite-activate command requires the entitlement certificate. In this example, the certificate Satellite-57.cert is used.
    # rhn-satellite-activate -vvv --rhn-cert=Satellite-57.cert
Continue with the instructions in Chapter 5, Configuration.