Red Hat Satellite 6.4
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Deploy, scale, and manage your instances. Anywhere. Find out more about how Satellite can manage provisioning, configuration, drift, and reporting for all of your systems, from physical to cloud.
RED HAT SATELLITE HIGHLIGHTS
What Is Satellite?
Satellite is an on-premise alternative to trying to download all of your content from the Red Hat content delivery network or managing your subscriptions through the Customer Portal. From a performance side, it reduces hits to your network bandwidth because local systems can download everything they need locally; from a security side, it can limit the risks of malicious content or access, even enabling entirely disconnected environments.
Satellite is composed of a centralized Satellite Server. Depending on your data center setup, organization design, and geographic locations, you can have local Capsule Servers, which are proxies that locally manage content and obtain subscription, registration, and content from the central Satellite Server.
Get Started with Red Hat Satellite
For a basic server installation, you'll need:
Find the subscription pool to use.
# subscription-manager list --available --all +-------------------------------------------+ Available Subscriptions +-------------------------------------------+ ProductName: Red Hat Satellite ProductId: xxxxxxx PoolId: xxxxx Quantity: 10 Multi-Wntitlement: No Expires: 08/20/2019 MachineType: physical
Attach the subscription.
Use the PoolId from the list command.
# subscription-manager attach --pool=xxxxx
Configure the repositories.Disable the default repositories to prevent conflicts, and then enable the specific Satellite 6 and RHEL repositories. This example uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
# subscription-manager repos --disable "*" # subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-6-server-rpms --enable rhel-server-rhscl-6-rpms --enable rhel-6-server-satellite-6.4-
Install the Satellite packages.
# yum install satellite
Run the Satellite installer.
There are a lot of different available configuration options with the Satellite installer command, depending on how you want to configure your environment. For more information, see Installing Satellite Server from a Connected Network.
# satellite-installer --scenario satellite
Open the UI.
The Satellite UI is available by opening the server's hostname in a web browser. Unless something else was specified during installation, the default username is admin.