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5.2. Creating Host Groups

This section describes how to create and configure a Host Group. A Host Group is effectively a host template that you can reuse to provision multiple hosts without the need to specify the same properties for each host.

Procedure 5.2. To Create a Host Group:

  1. On the main menu, click ConfigureHost Groups, and then click New Host Group.
  2. On the Host Group tab, complete the following values:
    • Name: RHEL6Server-x86_64
    • Lifecycle Environment: Default_Organization/DEV
    • Content View: RHEL_6_x86_64


      This field only appears after you enter a value in the Life Cycle Environment field.
    • Content Source: The FQDN of your Capsule (which may be the Satellite Server).
    • Puppet CA: The FQDN of your Satellite.
    • Puppet Master: The FQDN of your Satellite.
  3. On the Puppet Classes tab, select the motd puppet module from the list of available classes.
  4. On the Network tab, select the following values:
    • Domain:
    • Subnet: Provisioning_Net
    • Realm: For the purposes of this example, leave this field blank. If you have configured realm management, for example IPA, select the appropriate realm here.
  5. On the Operating System tab, select the following values:
    • Architecture: x86_64
    • Operating system: RHEL Server 6.5
    • Media: Default_Organization/Library Red Hat Server 6.5 x86_64. In this example, this is automatically populated.


      If this field is not automatically populated, it means the Organization and Location associations are not correctly configured. See Procedure 2.5, “To Associate Installation Media with Organizations and Locations:”.
    • Partition table: Kickstart default
    • Root password: changeme
  6. On the Locations tab, select Default_location.
  7. On the Organizations tab, select Default_Organization.
  8. On the Activation Keys tab, select ak-Reg_To_Dev from the Activation Keys list.
  9. Click Submit.