How To Install Katello on CentOS 7

r00t August 10, 2017

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Katello on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Katello is an open source content management software. It also perform provisioning and configuration task using foreman. In other words we can say Katello is the open source Satellite Server which can push updates to its register Linux Servers or clients. In fact it is a lifecycle management plugin to Foreman which handles subscription, and repository management.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Katello content management software on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Katello on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Set Hostname and Firewall Rules.

Use the following command to set the hostname:

Also update the hostname file too inside /etc/hostname:

Once done with hostname now you’ll need to change firewall rules to open the ports for Katello:

Step 3. Installing Katello.

Katello requires some repositories to be set up before installation process so there are some repositories that here we are setting up for Katello:

Run the following command to install Katello packages:

Next, configure your server with NTP for time syncing. Set the time zone with respect to your location:

Next start katello installation using foreman-installer command like shown below:

*In above command replace Specify_Passwd with a strong password and this password will be used to login to foreman dashboard in web access of katello.

When installation will be completed, you’ll get an output stating that Installing Success. If in case your server is running behind the proxy server then you’ll have to run below given command:

Step 4. Accessing the Katello.

Katello will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://katello.idroot.net or http://server-ip and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. Use the username as admin and password that we specify in the above step.

Install Katello on CentOS 7

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Katello. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Katello content management software on CentOS 7 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Katello web site.

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