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Chapter 8. Using a Red Hat Image Builder Image for Provisioning

In Satellite, you can integrate with Red Hat web console to perform actions and monitor your hosts. Using Red Hat web console, you can access Red Hat Image Builder and build images that you can then upload to a HTTP server and use this image to provision hosts. When you configure Satellite for image provisioning, Anaconda installer partitions disks, downloads and mounts the image and copies files over to a host. The preferred image type is TAR.

For more information about integrating Red Hat web console with Satellite, see Host Management and Monitoring Using Red Hat web console in the Managing Hosts guide.

Prerequisites

  1. An existing TAR image created via Red Hat Image Builder.

Procedure

To use the Red Hat Image Builder image with Anaconda Kickstart in Satellite, complete the following steps:

  1. On Satellite, create a custom product, add a custom file repository to this product, and upload the image to the repository. For more information, see Importing Individual ISO Images and Files in the Content Management Guide.
  2. In the Satellite web UI, navigate to Configure > Host Groups, and select the host group that you want to use.
  3. Click the Parameters tab, and then click Add Parameter.
  4. In the Name field, enter kickstart_liveimg.
  5. From the Type list, select string.
  6. In the Value field, enter the absolute path or a relative path in the following format custom/product/repository/image_name that points to the exact location where you store the image.
  7. Click Submit to save your changes.

You can use this image for bare metal provisioning and provisioning using a compute resource. For more information about bare metal provisioning, see Chapter 6, Using PXE to Provision Hosts. For more information about provisioning with different compute resources, see the relevant chapter for the compute resource that you want to use.