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7.2. Creating Host Groups

You can create and configure a host group, which enables you to provision multiple hosts without the need to specify the same properties for each host. You can associate an activation key with a host group, which allows the provisioned host to be registered to the Satellite Server and associated with the selected life cycle environment, Content View, subscriptions, and so on.

Creating Host Groups Using the Web UI

  1. On the main menu, click ConfigureHost Groups, and then click New Host Group.
  2. On the Host Group tab, input the following values:

    • Name: RHEL6Server-x86_64
    • Lifecycle Environment: Default_Organization/DEV
    • Content View: RHEL_6_x86_64
    • Content Source: The FQDN of your Capsule (in this case the Satellite Server)
    • Puppet CA: The FQDN of your Satellite
    • Puppet Master: The FQDN of your Satellite
  3. On the Puppet Classes tab, select the motd puppet module from the list of available classes.
  4. On the Network tab, select the following values:

    • Domain:
    • Subnet: Provisioning_Net
    • Realm: For the purposes of this example, leave this field blank. If you have configured realm management, for example IPA, select the appropriate realm here.
  5. On the Operating System tab, select the following values:

    • Architecture: x86_64
    • Operating system: RHEL Server 6.5
    • Media: Default_Organization/Library Red Hat Server 6.5 x86_64. In this example, this is automatically populated. If this field is not automatically populated, it means the Organization and Location associations are not correctly configured.
    • Partition table: Kickstart default
    • Root password: changeme
  6. On the Locations tab, select Default_location.
  7. On the Organizations tab, select Default_Organization.
  8. On the Activation Keys tab, select the appropriate key.
  9. Click Submit.