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

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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.


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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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  3. vinayak sawant says:

    Hello Karthik

    I have setup satellite using disconnected mode but i dont have any satellite subscriptionso in that case how i can create manifest for satellite. I do have readhat developer subscription but when i try to create new subscription i dont see satellite option there

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