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Old 03-25-2013, 06:05 AM   #1
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RHN Satellite Server implementation + channel packages are zero

Hi guys,
I have been trying to implement RHN satellite server 5.5 on RHEL 6.3. For implementation, i have read the "Red_Hat_Network_Satellite-5.5-Installation_Guide-en-US".

I have the required certificate which i got from REDHAT just for practice purpose. I didnt purchase that so i dont have support.

I have 2 systems; 1 for satellite server and 1 for client. Hope 2 systems will be sufficient for satellite server implementation.

Initially i am not registering the server system with the RHN account so i am installing it with the "disconnected mode".

Here is what i have done so far:
Server configuration:

1. Mount the ISO on some directory.
2. go into that dir.
3. run the command:
If you have internet connectivity and system is registered with account:
# ./

If you don't have internet connectivity:
# ./ --disconnected
4. During installation it will ask for:
> satellite certificate. Give the path.
> Admin account and its email id
> required info for CA
5. Sendmail configuration. (I configured it and got some mails too from the server to my mail id.)
6. Access RHN satellite server web GUI page.
Do the initial configuration.
7. Restart the satellite server after initial configuration from its web GUI.
8. Download the Channel content ISO "rhn-export-rhel-x86_64-6-20130315.0-01" (4GB) out of total 13 discs.
9. Sync the satellite:
If you have direct internet connection and if the system is registered:
# satellite-sync
If you don't have internet connection and you are syncing the server from downloaded media of channel content ISO:
# satellite-sync -c rhel-i386-as-3 --mount-point /var/rhn-sat-sync

Client configuration:

1. Install the server trusted SSL certificate by command:
# rpm -Uvh REL.noarch.rpm
2. Edit the conf file "/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date" to connect to the satellite server.
3. Register client sytem to the server by running command:
# rhn_register

By doing this, i was able to import the channel-1 into the server (from its disc-1, channel content ISO).
[check snapshot-1]
and i was also able to register the client system in the satellite server.
[check snapshot-2]

But what i dont understand is that why it is showing 0(zero) packages in the imported channel as in the snapshot-1.

I am also unable to update the yum at client side.
When i run the command "# yum update" at client side, i get this:
[root@client1 ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security,
: subscription-manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
Unable to read consumer identity
There was an error parsing the RHN proxy settings.
RHN Satellite or RHN Classic support will be disabled.
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update

If i am missing something or if i am doing something wrong, please tell me.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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satellite-sync -c rhel-i386-as-3 --mount-point /var/rhn-sat-sync
You didn't actually import the RHEL AS 3 32bit channel did you?
Old 03-26-2013, 02:22 AM   #3
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Well, may be you are right. But i have done this too....

[root@sat Desktop]# satellite-sync -c rhel-x86_64-server-6 --mount-point /var/rhn-sat-sync
12:47:47 Red Hat Network Satellite - file-system synchronization
12:47:47 mp: /media
12:47:47 db: rhnsat/<password>@//localhost:1521/
12:47:47 Retrieving / parsing channel-families data
12:47:47 channel-families data complete
12:47:47 Retrieving / parsing product names data
12:47:48 Retrieving / parsing arches data
12:47:48 arches data complete
12:47:48 Retrieving / parsing additional arches data
12:47:48 additional arches data complete
12:47:48 Retrieving / parsing channel data
12:47:50 p = previously imported/synced channel
12:47:50 . = channel not yet imported/synced
12:47:50 base-channels:
12:47:50 p rhel-x86_64-server-6 10146 full impor t from Thu Mar 14 18:38:29 2013
12:47:50 Channel data complete
12:47:50 Retrieving short package metadata (used for indexing)
12:47:50 Retrieving / parsing short package metadata: rhel-x86_64-server-6 (1 0146)
12:48:28 Diffing package metadata (what's missing locally?): rhel-x86_64-server-6
Diffing: ######################################## - complete
12:48:34 Downloading package metadata
12:48:34 Retrieving / parsing *relevant* package metadata: rhel-x86_64-server-6 (10146)
12:48:34 * WARNING: this may be a slow process.
Downloading:+++ sending log as an email +++

SYNC ERROR: unhandled exception occurred:

(Check logs/email for potentially more detail)

MissingXmlDiskSourceFileError('unable to process file /media/packages/22/rhn-package-129022.xml',)
unable to process file /media/packages/22/rhn-package-129022.xml

[root@sat Desktop]#

Is this information useful for you ?

Old 03-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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.. is this file present?

<edit> Just noticed .. you're missing an '=':

satellite-sync -c rhel-x86_64-server-6 --mount-point=/var/rhn-sat-sync

Last edited by kbp; 03-26-2013 at 11:26 PM.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:57 AM   #5
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sorry for very late reply.
You pointed out in the right direction.
Now the problem has been solved.



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