Provisioning hosts using Red Hat Satellite 6 Capsule Server fails when download policy for kickstart repos are set to On Demand

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  • Provisioning hosts using Satellite Capsule Server fails when the Satellite kickstart repos are set to On Demand and the Capsule Server synchronization is also set to On Demand.

  • The Satellite Server is able to provision successfully, but provisioning using Capsule Server fails when the kickstart repositories have the On Demand download policy.
    Example, when provisioning a RHEL8.3 vm from the capsule, where the RHEL8.3 Kickstart repo is set to download policy "On Demand", dracut captures below logs during provisioning:

[   17.516924] rhel83test dracut-initqueue[1141]: anaconda: successfully fetched stage2 from
[   17.633120] rhel83test kernel: loop: module loaded
[   17.656135] rhel83test dracut-initqueue[1141]: losetup: /tmp/curl_fetch_url1/install.img: Warning: file does not fit into a 512-byte sector; the end of the file will be ignored.
  • Capsule Server fails to provision hosts due to vmlinuz not being found.


  • Red Hat Satellite 6
  • Red Hat Capsule 6

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