Chapter 4. Using Content Management

4.1. Using the Red Hat Satellite Content Dashboard

The Satellite Content Dashboard
The dashboard provides a status overview of the subscriptions and hosts currently registered, an overview of promotions and synchronization, and a list of the latest notifications.
Satellite is used to manage entitlements for client machines. Each entitlement provides access to a specified number of certificates. Each certificate grants the right for the client machine to download, update, and receive support for a product.
The dashboard is accessed by clicking the MonitorContent Dashboard menu. The dashboard can be rearranged by clicking on a section title and dragging the section to another position.
Content Host Subscription Status
The Content Host Subscription Status gives an overview of the status of the subscriptions currently being managed by Satellite. A subscription is a purchased certificate that unlocks access to software, upgrades, and security fixes for hosts.

Table 4.1. Host Subscription States

State
Description
Icon
Invalid Subscriptions
Hosts that have products installed, but have not consumed a subscription. These hosts need attention immediately.
red square
Insufficient Subscriptions
Hosts that have consumed a subscription and have a valid entitlement, but that are not consuming their full entitlements. These hosts should be monitored to ensure they are configured as expected.
yellow triangle
Current Subscriptions
Hosts that have a valid entitlement and are consuming their full entitlements.
green circle
Latest Notifications
All messages produced by the host are listed in the Latest Notifications section. This includes administration information, product and subscription changes, and any errors. Clicking on the cog button displays a drop down menu to change the number of notifications displayed. This can be set to 5 results, 15 results, or 30 results.
This section should be monitored for global notifications sent to all users as well as to pick up any unusual activity or errors.
Sync Overview
An overview of all products or repositories enabled in Satellite and their Synchronization status. All products that are in the queue for synchronization, are unsynchronized or have been previously synchronized are listed in the Sync Overview section. Click a product name to view the synchronization status. Clicking on the cog button displays a drop down menu to change the number of notifications displayed. This can be set to 5 results, 15 results, or 30 results.
Host Collections
A list of all Host Collections in Satellite and their status, including the number of content hosts in each host collection. Click a host collection name to view that host collection. Clicking on the cog button displays a drop down menu to change the number of notifications displayed. This can be set to 5 results, 15 results, or 30 results.
Current Subscription Totals
An overview of the current subscription totals thats shows the number of active subscriptions, the number of subscriptions that expire in the next 120 days, and the number of subscriptions that have recently expired. Clicking on the number for each type of subscription will show a list of those subscriptions.
Content Views Overview
A list of all Content Views in Satellite and their publish status. Clicking on the cog button displays a drop down menu to change the number of notifications displayed. This can be set to 5 results, 15 results, or 30 results.
Errata Overview
A list of all errata in Satellite. Clicking on the cog button displays a drop down menu to change the number of notifications displayed. This can be set to 5 results, 15 results, or 30 results.