Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1251187
[DOCS][KA] Update methods for CF 3.2/CFME 5.4
Last modified: 2015-08-14 11:20:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Need article on how to perform maintenance updates for 5.4, including what is needed if you need to automate it via script.
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e-mail from jkrocil
yup, that one definitely needs to be updated.
I think the most crucial section is the RHSM registration and it currently incorrectly states to 'console into the appliance and run "yum-config-manager --enable cf-me-5.2-for-rhel-6-rpms"'.
That should be changed to instructing the customer to only register through the UI, as that is now completely sufficient as it auto-enables the repos.
The repositories to enable (in UI) that are necessary for updating should be left at the default ones (CFME & RHSCL), at least in case of RHSM.
For Satellite 5, the UI registration should be sufficient if username/password credentials are used. Activation keys are not supported through the UI.
If the customer needs more than that -> use rhnreg_ks, rhn_register, rhn-channel.
For Satellite 6, the same thing applies pretty much. Username/password combination is the only supported way to register through the UI.
If they need more (like activation keys) -> use subscription-manager.
Then there is the RHN content proxy server role that is able to server packages to appliances in the same region.
But the appliance with the proxy enabled still has to be registered using one of the above-mentioned ways.
Last time I thoroughly tested the RHN content proxy though, there were dependency issues caused by the way the feature is implemented and I wouldn't be surprised if those still persisted.
Throughout whole article, there are also mentions of specific channels/repositories like 'RHN channel "rhel-x86_64-server-6-cf-me-2"'.
I'm not so sure we should be using specific channel/repo names?
Can you please review the article? Thanks.
a single suggestion - I'd change this line
"For reference, the following repositories or channels are enabled when you register using the CFME Web Interface"
to add, that the channels mentioned below are the default ones and can be changed in the UI =>
"For reference, the following repositories or channels are enabled by default when you register using the CFME Web Interface - they can be changed in the UI prior to registration, if necessary"
something like that?
Otherwise, it's easy to understand yet info-rich. +1 :)
Thanks, Jan. Made your suggested changes.