Chapter 6. Entitlements
6.1. Activating Satellite
- Satellite was not activated on installation, and now you need to activate it.
- You need details of the active manifest, including the quantity of subscriptions, their expiry date, and the products included.
- You have changed subscriptions and need these changes applied to Satellite.
- Product entitlements have been changed by Red Hat, and these changes need to be reflected in Satellite. For example, SKU, products, and associated repositories are sometimes changed by Red Hat. These changes are reflected automatically in the Red Hat Customer Portal, but Satellite must be refreshed manually.
rhn-satellite-activate. For details on
--help, or view the man page by entering the command
Procedure 6.1. Activating Red Hat Satellite via the Satellite web UI
Create the manifest on the Red Hat Customer Portal, then download the manifest file to your computer. For details, see Section 3.1.3, “Generating a Manifest”.
- Login to the Satellite 5 server web UI, click on Admin, then Red Hat Satellite Configuration and click Manifest.
- Click, select the manifest file, then click .When the update completes, the message Manifest uploaded. Red Hat Satellite has been re-activated. indicates it has been successful.
Procedure 6.2. Activating Red Hat Satellite via the Command Line
Create the manifest on the Red Hat Customer Portal, download the manifest file to your computer, then copy it to the Satellite server. For details, see Section 3.1.3, “Generating a Manifest”.
- Activate Red Hat Satellite.
- Run the following command if Satellite is in connected mode.
# rhn-satellite-activate --manifest=manifest_file.zip
- Run the following command if Satellite is in disconnected mode.
# rhn-satellite-activate --disconnected --manifest=manifest_file.zip
--ignore-version-mismatchoption to the
rhn-satellite-activatecommand. See Chapter 10, Upgrades and
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/satellite-upgrade/READMEfor more information.