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Chapter 11. Configuring the Provisioning Environment

11.1. Creating a Host Group

A host group defines a set of default values that hosts inherit when placed in that group. Hosts can belong to only one host group, but host groups can be nested in hierarchies. You can create a "base" or "parent" host group that represents all hosts in your organization, and then create nested or "child" host groups under that parent to provide specific settings. This section describes how to create a host group.

Procedure 11.1. To Add a Host Group to Satellite:

  1. Click ConfigureHost Groups and then click New Host Group.
  2. Enter the required details for the Host Group, and then click Submit.
Host Group Attributes

The following table describes the attributes that apply to Satellite Host Groups.

Table 11.1. Table of Host Group Attributes

Host Group
The parent Host Group for the new Host Group.
The name of the Host Group.
Life Cycle Environment
The environment containing this Host Group.
Puppet CA
The Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server to use for the Puppet CA server.
Puppet Master
The Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server to use as the Puppet Master.
Puppet Classes
Included Classes
The Puppet Classes included with the Host Group.
Available Classes
The Puppet Classes available to use with the Host Group.
The domain for hosts in the Host Group.
The subnet for hosts in the Host Group.
Operating System
The default architecture for systems in the Host Group.
Operating Systems
The default operating system for systems in the Host Group.
The location of the installation media for the operating system.
Partition Table
A file system partition layout for the operating system installation.
Root Password
The root password for the operating system.
Add Parameter
Provides a Name and Value pair to set parameters for the Host Group.
The organizations that own this host group.
Activation Keys
Content Environment
Defines the activation keys made available in templates as @host.params['kt_activation_keys'].