5.2. Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server Prerequisites
Red Hat Satellite Capsule is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later, as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Install the operating system from disc, local ISO image, kickstart, or any other methods that Red Hat supports. Red Hat Satellite Capsule requires Red Hat Enterprise Linux installations with the @Base package group with no other package-set modifications, and without third-party configurations or software that is not directly necessary for the direct operation of the server. This restriction includes hardening or other non-Red Hat security software. If such software is required in your infrastructure, install and verify a complete working Red Hat Satellite Capsule first, then create a backup of the system before adding any non-Red Hat software.
- There should be at least one networked host with the following minimum specifications:
- 64-bit architecture
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later
- A minimum of two CPU cores, but four CPU cores are recommended
- A minimum of 8 GB memory but ideally 12 GB of memory for each Satellite instance. It is also recommended to use 4 GB of swap space where possible.
- A minimum of 5 GB storage for the base install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 300 MB for the installation of Red Hat Satellite Capsule and at least 10 GB storage for each unique software repository to be synchronized in the /var file system.Packages that are duplicated in different channels are only stored once on the disk. Additional repositories containing duplicate packages will require less additional storage.
NoteThe bulk of storage resides on the
/var/lib/pulpdirectories. These end points are not manually configurable. Ensure that storage is available on the
/varfile system to prevent storage issues.
- No Java virtual machine installed on the system, remove any if they exist.
- No Puppet RPM files installed on the system
- No third-party unsupported yum repositories enabled. Third-party repositories may offer conflicting or unsupported package versions that may cause installation or configuration errors.
- Administrative user (
- Full forward and reverse DNS resolution using a fully qualified domain name. Check that
localhostresolve correctly, using the following commands:
# ping -c1 localhost # ping -c1 `hostname -s` # my_system # ping -c1 `hostname -f` # my_system.domain.com
- Available subscriptions on the Red Hat Satellite Server.
Satellite application installation specifications are as follows:
ntpdservice and have it persist across restarts:
# service ntpd start; chkconfig ntpd on
The following conditions must be met before continuing with this task:
- Port 443 for HTTPS (secure WWW) must be open for incoming connections.
- Port 5671 must be open for SSL communication with managed systems.
- Port 80 for HTTP (WWW) must be open to download the bootstrap files.
- Port 8080 for TCP must be free for java connections.
- Port 8140 must be open for incoming Puppet connections with the managed systems.
- Port 9090 must be open for Foreman Smart Proxy connections with the managed systems.
iptablescommand and to make these rules persistent during reboots:
- For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
# iptables -I INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT \ && iptables -I INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 5671 -j ACCEPT \ && iptables -I INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT \ && iptables -I INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 8140 -j ACCEPT \ && iptables -I INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 9090 -j ACCEPT \ && iptables -I INPUT -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 8080 -j ACCEPT \ # iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
- For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:
# firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port="443/tcp" --add-port="5671/tcp" --add-port="80/tcp" --add-port="8140/tcp" --add-port="9090/tcp" --add-port="8080/tcp" # firewall-cmd --complete-reload
The Satellite Server must have the Red Hat Software Collections repositories enabled and synchronized prior to the Capsule Server installation.