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4.8. Configuring Red Hat Satellite Errata Management for a Virtual Machine
In the Administration Portal, you can configure a virtual machine to display the available errata. The virtual machine needs to be associated with a Red Hat Satellite server to show available errata.
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 supports errata management with Red Hat Satellite 6.5.
- The host on which the virtual machine runs needs to be configured to receive errata information from Satellite. For more information, see Configuring Satellite Errata Management for a Host in the Administration Guide.
The virtual machine must have the ovirt-guest-agent package installed. This package allows the virtual machine to report its host name to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager. This allows the Red Hat Satellite server to identify the virtual machine as a content host and report the applicable errata. For more information on installing the ovirt-guest-agent package see the following topics:
- Section 2.4.2, “Installing the Guest Agents and Drivers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux” for Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines
- Section 3.3.2, “Installing the Guest Agents, Tools, and Drivers on Windows” for Windows virtual machines
The virtual machine must be registered to the Satellite server as a content host and have the katello-agent package installed.
For information on how to configure a host registration and how to register a host and install the katello-agent package see Registering Hosts in the Red Hat Satellite document Managing Hosts.
Virtual machines are identified in the Satellite server by their FQDN. This ensures that an external content host ID does not need to be maintained in Red Hat Virtualization.
To configure Red Hat Satellite errata management:
- Click Compute → Virtual Machines and select a virtual machine.
- Click Edit.
- Click the Foreman/Satellite tab.
- Select the required Satellite server from the Provider drop-down list.
- Click OK.