Chapter 2. Preparing for Satellite Server Installation

2.1. Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Host

Before you can install and configure Satellite Server, you must have created a Red Hat Enterprise Linux host. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is recommended for better performance, although Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is also supported. The examples in this guide reference Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7

  1. Install the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7, using either the @Core or @Base package set. To install the Linux host, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide.

2.2. Preparing Your Environment for Installation

Before you install and configure Satellite Server, you should ensure that your environment meets the requirements for installation, including meeting storage requirements, and ensuring that network ports and firewalls are open and configured. For more information, see the Red Hat Satellite 6.2 Installation Guide.