Bug 1886219 - Add recommendation about not mounting /tmp filesystem with noexec option in Red Hat Satellite or Capsule servers.
Summary: Add recommendation about not mounting /tmp filesystem with noexec option in R...
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation
Version: 6.7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
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medium vote
Target Milestone: Unspecified
Assignee: Sergei Petrosian
QA Contact: satellite-doc-list
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-10-08 01:30 UTC by Sayan Das
Modified: 2020-11-06 12:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-11-06 12:06:09 UTC
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Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3370091 0 None None None 2020-10-08 01:31:17 UTC
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3993801 0 None None None 2020-10-08 01:31:17 UTC
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 4431901 0 None None None 2020-10-08 01:31:17 UTC
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 4887881 0 None None None 2020-10-08 01:31:17 UTC

Description Sayan Das 2020-10-08 01:30:01 UTC
Document URL: 

* https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_satellite/6.7/html/installing_satellite_server_from_a_connected_network/preparing-environment-for-satellite-installation


Section Number and Name: 

Either "1.1. System Requirements" or "File System Guidelines" section under section 1.3.


Describe the issue: 

Since Red Hat Satellite\capsule 6.4 , A well-known issue for puppetserver service running on Satellite is having /tmp being separately mounted with noexec option set. If "/tmp" is being mounted as a separate filesystem, It's very specific requirement of this component itself to run or get started as a service only if /tmp has 1777 permission and mounted with "exec" option as by default the temporary directory of this component is /tmp but we don't mention that anywhere in our product documentation.


Suggestions for improvement: 

Recommendation here is to add this information under "1.1. System Requirements" or "File System Guidelines" section under section 1.3, so that users can stay informed about it.
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* If /tmp is being mounted as a seperate filesystem then ensure not using "noexec" mount option in /etc/fstab for this filesystem. If it's already mounted, then consider fix the same and mount back /tmp with "exec" option as It's a requirement for puppetserver service to get started.
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Additional information: 

* Attached solutions articles will prove my point here.

* The same suggestion is applicable for Red Hat Satellite Capsule as well.


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