Appendix A. Satellite Settings

This section contains noteworthy information or known issues about settings that you can edit in the Satellite web UI by navigating to Administer > Settings.

Table A.1. General Settings Information

SettingDescription

Fix DB cache

Satellite maintains a cache of permissions and roles. When set to Yes, Satellite recreates this cache on the next restart.

Table A.2. Provisioning Settings Information

SettingDescription

Type of name generator

Specifies the method used to generate a host name when creating a new host.

The default Random-based option generates a unique random host name which you can but do not have to use. This is useful for users who create many hosts and do not know how to name them.

The MAC-based option is for bare-metal hosts only. If you delete a host and create it later on, it receives the same host name based on the MAC address. This can be useful for users who recycle servers and want them to always get the same host name.

The Off option disables the name generator function and leaves the host name field blank.

Safemode rendering

Enables safe mode rendering of provisioning templates. The default and recommended option Yes denies the access to variables and any object that is not whitelisted within Satellite.

When set to No, any object may be accessed by a user with permission to use templating features, either via editing of templates, parameters or smart variables. This permits users full remote code execution on Satellite Server, effectively disabling all authorization. This is not a safe option, especially in bigger companies.

Exclude pattern for facts stored in satellite

Until BZ#1759111 is resolved, note that if you use the wildcard value, for example docker*, to exclude all facts beginning with docker, this also excludes facts that contain the excluded term in any part of the name.

Ignore interfaces with matching identifier

Until BZ#1759111 is resolved, note that if you use the wildcard value, for example docker*, to ignore all facts beginning with docker, this also excludes facts that contain the ignored term in any part of the name.