Spacewalk 2.6 for Oracle® Linux

Installation Guide

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E85212-11

January 2019


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Installing and Upgrading Spacewalk Servers
1.1 Oracle Linux Requirements
1.2 Storage Requirements for a Spacewalk Server
1.3 Networking Requirements for a Spacewalk Server
1.4 Database Requirements
1.4.1 Database Sizing Requirements
1.4.2 Oracle Database Installation Requirements
1.4.3 Oracle Database Configuration
1.5 Installing a Spacewalk Server
1.6 Configuring a Newly Installed Spacewalk Server
1.6.1 Replacing a Self-Signed SSL Certificate
1.6.2 Configuring a Spacewalk Administrator and an Initial Organization
1.6.3 Replacing the jabberd/osa Database on Spacewalk Servers or Spacewalk Proxies
1.6.4 Configuring a Web Proxy for a Spacewalk Server
1.7 Upgrading a Spacewalk Server
1.8 Troubleshooting Spacewalk Server Problems
1.8.1 Managing Spacewalk Logging
1.8.2 osa-dispatcher Reports a Certificate Verification Failure
1.8.3 osa-dispatcher Reports an Invalid Password
1.8.4 Tomcat Does Not Start
1.8.5 Tomcat Runs Out of Memory
2 Installing and Upgrading Spacewalk Proxies
2.1 Spacewalk Proxy Requirements
2.2 Storage Requirements for a Spacewalk Proxy
2.3 Networking Requirements for a Spacewalk Proxy
2.4 Installing a Spacewalk Proxy
2.5 Upgrading a Spacewalk Proxy
2.6 Troubleshooting Spacewalk Proxy Installation Problems
2.6.1 Clearing the Proxy Cache
3 Configuring Inter-Server Synchronization for Spacewalk Servers
3.1 Enabling or Disabling Slave Synchronization Support for a Spacewalk Server
3.2 Configuring Master and Slave Spacewalk Servers With the spacewalk-sync-setup Command
3.3 Configuring a Master Spacewalk Server by Using the Spacewalk Web Interface
3.4 Configuring a Slave Spacewalk Server by Using the Spacewalk Web Interface
3.5 Mapping a Local Organization to an Exported Organization by Using the Spacewalk Web Interface
3.6 Synchronizing Software Channels on a Spacewalk Slave Server