A new 'Introduction' chapter must be added to the start of the Host Configuration Guide with two sections -
1. Understanding Hosts
A paragraph or two that provide a high-level explanation of what a
host is in terms of Satellite (see the Architecture Guide and other
guides for some details), types of hosts (physical versus virtual),
and what Satellite does with hosts (manages them, monitors their current
status, and allows you to perform bulk actions on them).
2. Understanding Host Management
A paragraph or two that provide a high-level explanation of how users
get hosts into their environments, and what they should do with them after
that. Namely, adding hosts, building hosts, registering hosts, grouping,
hosts, running jobs, monitoring.
One or two lines should also be added to the start of the chapter itself before the above two sections that briefly explain what the chapter describes.
Assigning to Misa for review.
Misa - this is more of a conceptual bug, so rather than testing procedures in Satellite itself, what we need here is a bit of research and a general introduction to hosts for someone who does not necessarily have much experience with Satellite.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
I noticed there is a short description of hosts at the beginning of the *Managing Hosts* chapter. I propose moving it to the newly created *Introduction* chapter (of course with some changes, and combining it with paragraphs I wrote), and replacing it with one or two lines which explain what the chapter *Managing Hosts* describes. What do you think? Do you agree or should I keep the text there as it is?
Thank you for the needinfo request.
That sounds like a good plan, and I agree that the content at the start of the *Managing Hosts* chapter is more suited to the start of the guide than the start of that chapter.
I agree with your proposal.
This content will be published with the initial release of the Red Hat Satellite 6.3 documentation.
Updating the component and doc type.