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Red Hat Satellite Server – Connected Installation Method – Part 1 – Prepare Server

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Introduction

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

Prerequisites

Basically we need a single server for Satellite and it can serve all of your clients. But as part of fallback and workload balancing, we can have additional capsule servers which are disconnected from internet but always talk to Satellite Server.

  • 1 x Connected Satellite server (Primary – Will only talk to internet for package download)
  • 1 x (or more) disconnected Satellite server (Secondary – Will talk to end clients for patching, provisioning etc)
  • Follow System requirements, Storage requirements, firewall & port requirement (Preparing your Environment for Installation).

Register the server to RHSM

subscription-manager register

List the subscription

subscription-manager list --all --available --matches 'Red Hat Satellite Infrastructure Subscription'

## Or
subscription-manager list --available |grep "Subscription Name"

Select the particular subscription and attach the pool

(Replace the POOL_NAME in below command)

subscription-manager attach --pool=POOL_NAME

Verify the consumed subscription.

subscription-manager list --consumed

Disable all repositories

subscription-manager repos --disable "*"

Enable the Satellite repos.

subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rpms \
--enable=rhel-7-server-satellite-6.9-rpms \
--enable=rhel-7-server-satellite-maintenance-6-rpms \
--enable=rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms \
--enable=rhel-7-server-ansible-2.9-rpms

Enable the repos.

yum clean all
yum repolist enabled

Perform yum update before satellite installation

yum update

Install satellite packages

yum install satellite

Verify DNS

Make sure Fully Qualified hostname is configured before installing satellite. Output for hostname -f command should display hostname with FQDN.

Install Satellite

his process will take 20-30 minutes. Replace ORGANIZATION_NAME as needed.

satellite-installer --scenario satellite --foreman-initial-organization "ORGANIZATION_NAME" --foreman-initial-location "Singapore" --foreman-initial-admin-username admin --foreman-initial-admin-password redhat

Enable Firewall

firewall-cmd \
  --add-port="80/tcp" \
  --add-port="443/tcp" \
  --add-port="5674/tcp" \
  --add-port="8000/tcp" \
  --add-port="8140/tcp" \
  --add-port="9090/tcp" \
  --add-port="53/udp" \
  --add-port="53/tcp" \
  --add-port="67/udp" \
  --add-port="69/udp" \
  --add-port="5000/tcp"

Verify Satellite Console Access

Open Red Hat Satellite Web Console and verify access

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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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