1.3. Registering and Configuring the Host

The following sections describe how to register your host, identify subscriptions, and attach those subscriptions so that the host can consume content.

1.3.1. Registering to Red Hat Subscription Management

The first step in this process is to register the host to Red Hat Subscription Management. This enables the host to subscribe to and consume content for any subscriptions available to the user. This includes content such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL), and Red Hat Satellite. Use the subscription_manager register command to register your Satellite:
# subscription-manager register
Username: demouser
Password:
The system has been registered with ID: 541084ff2-44cab-4eb1-9fa1-7683431bcf9a

1.3.2. Identifying the Satellite Subscription

After you have registered your host, you need to identify your Satellite subscription Pool ID. You need this ID so that you can attach the required subscription to your host. The Satellite subscription provides access to the Satellite content, as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL), and Red Hat Satellite. This is the only subscription required.
Run the following command to identify your Satellite subscription:
# subscription-manager list --all --available
Subscription Name: Red Hat Satellite
Provides:          Oracle Java (for RHEL Server)
                   Red Hat Satellite 6 Beta
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
                   Red Hat Satellite
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Load Balancer (for RHEL Server)
SKU:               MCT0370
Pool ID:           8a85f9874152663c0541943739717d11
Available:         3
Suggested:         1
Service Level:     Premium
Service Type:      L1-L3
Multi-Entitlement: No
Ends:              10/07/2014
System Type:       Physical

Important

Make a note of the Pool ID; you need this value to attach your subscription to your Satellite host. In this example the Pool ID is 8a85f9874152663c0541943739717d11. The Pool ID for your subscription will be different.
Run the following command to attach your subscription to your Satellite. Ensure you substitute your own Pool ID:
# subscription-manager attach --pool=8a85f9874152663c0541943739717d11
Successfully attached a subscription for: Red Hat Satellite
Run the following command to ensure that the subscriptions were successfully attached:
# subscription-manager list --consumed
+-------------------------------------------+
   Consumed Subscriptions
+-------------------------------------------+
Subscription Name: Red Hat Satellite
Provides:          Red Hat Satellite
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
                   Red Hat Software Collections (for RHEL Server)
                   Red Hat Satellite Beta
                   Red Hat Satellite 6 Beta
                   Red Hat Software Collections Beta (for RHEL Server)
                   Red Hat Satellite Capsule Beta
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Load Balancer (for RHEL Server)
                   Red Hat Satellite with Embedded Oracle
                   Red Hat Satellite Capsule
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability (for RHEL Server)
SKU:               MCT0370
Contract:          10293569
Account:           5361051
Serial:            1653856191250699363
Pool ID:           8a85f9874152663c0541943739717d11
Active:            True
Quantity Used:     1
Service Level:     Premium
Service Type:      L1-L3
Status Details:
Starts:            10/08/2013
Ends:              10/07/2014
System Type:       Physical

1.3.3. Configuring Repositories

You need to disable all existing repositories and only enable the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Software Collections, and Satellite 6 repositories. Run the following commands:
# subscription-manager repos --disable=*
# subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-6-server-rpms \
--enable rhel-server-rhscl-6-rpms --enable rhel-6-server-satellite-6.0-rpms

1.3.4. Installing Satellite 6

Run the following command to install Satellite 6:
# yum install katello