10.4. Creating a Host

The following procedure describes how to create a host in Red Hat Satellite.

Procedure 10.1. To Create a Host:

  1. Click HostsNew Host.
  2. On the Host tab, enter the required details.
  3. On the Puppet Classes tab, select the Puppet classes you want to include.
  4. On the Interfaces tab:
    1. For each interface, click Edit in the Actions column and configure the following settings as required:
      • Type — For a Bond or BMC interface, use the Type list and select the interface type.
      • MAC address — Enter the MAC address.
      • Identifier — Enter the device name as a device identifier.
      • DNS name — Enter the DNS name that is known to the DNS server. This is used for the host part of the FQDN.
      • Domain — Select the domain name of the provisioning network. This automatically updates the Subnet list with a selection of suitable subnets.
      • Subnet — Select the subnet for the host from the list.
      • IP address — If there is a DHCP-enabled Capsule Server on the selected subnet, the IP address is automatically suggested. If required, click Suggest new to generate a different address. Alternatively, you can enter an IP address. The address can be omitted if provisioning tokens are enabled, if the domain does not mange DNS, if the subnet does not manage reverse DNS, or if the subnet does not manage DHCP reservations.
      • Managed — Select this check box to configure the interface during provisioning to use the Capsule provided DHCP and DNS services.
      • Primary — Select this check box to use the DNS name from this interface as the host portion of the FQDN.
      • Provision — Select this check box to use this interface for provisioning. This means TFTP boot will take place using this interface, or in case of image based provisioning, the script to complete the provisioning will be executed through this interface. Note that many provisioning tasks, such as downloading RPMs by anaconda, Puppet setup in a %post script, will use the primary interface.
      • Virtual NIC — Select this check box if this interface is not a physical device. This setting has two options:
        • Tag — Optionally set a VLAN tag. If unset, the tag will be the VLAN ID of the subnet.
        • Attached to — Enter the device name of the interface this virtual interface is attached to.
    2. Click OK to save the interface configuration.
    3. Optionally, click Add Interface to include an additional network interface. See Section 10.11, “Configuring an Additional Network Interface” for details.
    4. Press Submit to apply the changes and exit.
  5. On the Operating System tab, enter the required details. You can select a partition table from the drop-down list or enter a custom partition table in the Custom partition table field. You cannot specify both.
  6. On the Parameters tab, click Add Parameter to add any required parameters. This includes all Puppet Class Parameters and Host Parameters associated with the host.
  7. On the Additional Information tab, enter additional information about the host.
  8. Click Submit to complete your provisioning request.