Red Hat Satellite Server – Disconnected 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

Update Exported URL

Update Exported URL of connected satellite server under Content -> Subscriptions -> Manage Manifest


Enabled Disconnected mode

Under Administer -> Setting -> Content

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
RHEL7 Content
RHEL8 Content

Create Activation keys

Segregate based on OS version contents. Content -> Activation Keys -> Create Activation Key

Segregate based on OS version contents
Enable the Environment library and map the content view related to Activation key. Limit the hosts if applicable.

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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