install and register clients with SpacewalkSpacewalk is an open source Linux systems management solution rich with different functions, that include installing and upgrading software, OS, making security check and more. In the previous articles we have learned how to install Spacewalk and set up repositories. So the server job is done, now it is time to add some clients to manage – we need to install and register clients with Spacewalk. Let’s get started.

 

Part One – How to install Spacewalk

Part Two – How to configure channels in Spacewalk

Part Three – How to install and register clients with Spacewalk

Part four – Spacewalk Features

Part Five – Spacewalk kickstart

CentOS 7 How to install and register clients with Spacewalk Step 1: Installation

Base repositories doesn’t contain packages that we need, so we need to configure Spacewalk client repository:

Next, the installation itself:

But that is not all – for advanced features, you need to add some more packages:

For remote commands:

For Software Failure Reporting:

For Security Audit with OSCAP:

CentOS 7 How to install and register clients with Spacewalk Step 2: Configuration

To configure client communication with the server, we need to download the server certificate, that was generated on the server installation step:

Now add this file to the client config file – up2date, located in /etc/sysconfig/rhn :

In previous article, we have generated activation key. Now we need this key to register machine on the server:

Now if you navigate to Spacewalk web console, to Systems, you will see your newly registered client:

install and register clients with Spacewalk