Chapter 9. Enabling and disabling automatic rule updates for Insights

By default, automatic collection rule updates are enabled for Insights. You can edit the client configuration file to disable them or re-enable them.

9.1. Disabling automatic rule updates for Insights

You can disable the automatic collection rule updates for Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you do so, you risk using outdated rule definition files and not getting the most recent validation updates.

Prerequisites

  • Root-level access to your system.
  • Automatic rule updates are enabled.

Procedure

  1. Open the /etc/insights-client/insights-client.conf file with an editor.
  2. Locate the line that contains

    #auto_update=True
  3. Remove the # and change True to False.

    auto_update=False
  4. Save and close the the /etc/insights-client/insights-client.conf file.

9.2. Enabling automatic rule updates for Insights

You can re-enable the automatic collection rule updates for Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, if you previously disabled updates. By default, automatic rule update is enabled.

Prerequisites

  • Root-level access to your system.
  • Automatic rule collection is disabled.

Procedure

  1. Open the /etc/insights-client/insights-client.conf file with an editor.
  2. Locate the line that contains

    auto_update=False
  3. Change False to True.

    auto_update=True
  4. Save and close the the /etc/insights-client/insights-client.conf file.