Chapter 1. Red Hat Satellite Server 6 Basic Configuration Workflow

Prerequisites

Before continuing with this workflow you must have successfully installed a Red Hat Satellite 6 Server and any required Capsule Servers. See Red Hat Satellite Installation Guide for further information.

Initial Configuration

These are the initial procedures to configure a basic Red Hat Satellite Server. You need the administrator privileges for the majority of the following actions:

  1. Log in to the Satellite Server. See Section 2.1, “Logging in to Red Hat Satellite” for more information.
    For information about changing the password, see Section 2.2, “Changing the Password in Red Hat Satellite”.
  2. Edit the Red Hat Satellite Integrated Capsule Server to select the desired organizations and locations. The name of the Satellite Integrated Capsule Server will be the same as the hostname of the server that Satellite 6 Server is installed on. See Section 4.1.3, “Editing an Organization” and Section 4.2.2, “Editing a Location” for more information.
  3. Edit the desired location to select the resources to be associated with that location. See Section 4.2, “Locations” for more information.
  4. Edit the default organization to select the resources to be associated with that organization. See Section 4.1, “Organizations” for more information.
Configuring a Red Hat Satellite Server

These are the initial procedures to configure a basic Red Hat Satellite Server:

  1. Create a domain. See Section 13.3.1, “Domains” for more information.
  2. Create a subnet. See Section 13.3.2, “Subnets” for more information.
  3. Create the desired life cycle environments. See Section 4.3, “Life Cycle Environments” for more information.
  4. Create any desired custom products. See the Creating a Product section in the Installation Guide for more information.
  5. Choose the desired Red Hat Repositories.
    1. Create a manifest from the Red Hat Customer Portal. See the Setting up a Manifest section in the Installation Guide for more information.
    2. Upload the manifest in the Satellite Server web interface. This will propagate the subscription information into the Satellite Server. See the Uploading a Subscription Manifest section in the Installation Guide for more information.
    3. Once the manifest has been uploaded, the Red Hat Repositories available from valid Red Hat Subscriptions are imported into the Satellite Server. Choose which repositories are relevant to your organization. See the Uploading a Subscription Manifest section in the Installation Guide for more information.
    4. Optional:
      1. Red Hat source repositories update content based on security errata, bug fixes, and enhancements. To ensure that the Satellite Server is updated automatically, Creating a Synchronization Plan and Creating a Synchronization Schedule sections in the Installation Guide are recommended practices.
  6. Manually synchronize content. See the Synchronization Status section in the Installation Guide for more information.
  7. Create a content view with the desired repositories, puppet modules, and filters. Publish the content view then promote it to other life cycle environments as required. See Chapter 6, Using Content Views for more information.
  8. Optional:
    1. Create a host collection and assign it to the desired life cycle environment and content view. See Chapter 16, Configuring Host Collections for more information.
  9. Create an activation key assigning it to the desired life cycle environment and content view. See Section 11.1, “Creating an Activation Key” for more information.
  10. Edit an existing provisioning template and associate it with the previously created operating system. See Section 13.3.8, “Provisioning Templates” for more information.
  11. Edit the operating system created by default when creating the content view with the desired details and ensure it is associated with the desired partition table and provisioning template. See Section 13.3.10, “Operating Systems” for more information.
  12. Create a installation medium with the desired details. Ensure that the media is associated with the required locations and organizations. See Section 13.3.6, “Installation Media” for more information.
  13. Create a host group with the desired details. See Section 13.1, “Creating a Host Group” for more information.
Creating a Backup of a Red Hat Satellite Server

To create a backup of the Red Hat Satellite Server, see Section 18.1, “Backing up Red Hat Satellite Server”.