Chapter 10. Installing the Satellite inventory upload plugin

If you are using Red Hat Satellite as the data collection tool, and you do not use Satellite plus Red Hat Insights to send data to the Cloud Services platform tools for processing, then you must install the Satellite inventory upload plugin to send this data.

You must also use the Satellite inventory upload plugin for accurate reporting of hypervisor host-guest mapping information for virtual data center (VDC) subscriptions.


  1. Install the Satellite inventory upload plugin on the Satellite Server.

    1. For Satellite 6.6 and later, use the following command:

      # satellite-maintain packages install tfm-rubygem-foreman_inventory_upload-*
    2. For Satellite 6.5, use the following command:

      # yum install tfm-rubygem-foreman_inventory_upload-*

Verification steps

When installation is complete, restart the Satellite services:

# satellite-maintain service restart

After a successful installation and restart, the RH Inventory navigation option displays in the Red Hat Satellite interface, where you can view the status of the extract and upload actions.

The Satellite inventory upload plugin reports once per day, or you can also manually send data from Satellite.