Red Hat Satellite Server – Connected Installation Method – Part 2 – Configure Satellite

Karthik Prabhu


Red Hat Satellite is one of the best system management solutions by which you can deploy, configure, and maintain your systems; it can be physical, virtual, or cloud environments. Satellite is single pane tool for provisioning, remote management and monitoring of multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments.

Red Hat Satellite Server – Installation Guides

Download the subscriptions from the Red Hat portal.

List Subscriptions
Then, create New Subscription
Export the manifest

Import the Manifest into Satellite

Open Satellite Server Web Console, Content -> Subscriptions -> Manage Manifest

Content -> Subscriptions -> Manage Manifest
Browse the downloaded manifest and import

Check List of consumed manifests

Enable the required repos

Content -> RedHat Repositories

Change the default download policy settings

To change default download policy, follow below steps on Red Hat Satellite WebUI.

Administer > Settings > Content > Select "Default Repository download policy" > set "immediate"

To change download policy of already enabled repository through WebUI.

Content > products > select "Product" > select "repository" > select "Download Policy" > choose the policy

To set download policies for all enabled repositories in Red Hat Satellite 6.

- Changing download policy to 'immediate'.
# foreman-rake katello:change_download_policy DOWNLOAD_POLICY=immediate

- Changing download policy to 'on-demand'.
# foreman-rake katello:change_download_policy DOWNLOAD_POLICY=on_demand

Refer How to change download policy of repositories in Red Hat Satellite 6 ? for more details.

Synchronize the Repo

Make sure all the repos enabled are synced without any errors. Content -> Sync Status

Setting up a daily sync plan if applicable

Content -> Sync Plans > Create Sync Plan

Create Content View

Create a content view and enable the repositories inside content view. Content -> Content Views

Publish Content View

Click “Publish New Version”
Check the version

Export the content version from Command Line

-- List the Organization
# hammer organization list

-- List the content and Export the content published version
# hammer content-view version list
# date && hammer content-view version export-legacy --id 3 && date

Once export completed 100% foreman will automatically generate the folder and place the exported contents.

# ls -ld /var/www/html/pub/export/MYORG-Rhel7-8-v1.0/MYORG/content_views/Rhel7-8/1.0/

Karthik Prabhu

Karthik has worked as Systems Engineer and Specialist in Red Hat technologies (Ansible, Red Hat Satellite, OpenShift), SIEM, Middleware, IAM, Virtualization and Cloud.

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