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Knife RHN

A knife plugin for managing Red Hat Network.

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Installation

Uses rhn_satellite rubygem for the backend.

  • gem install knife-rhn (if using omnibus install, /opt/chef/embedded/bin/gem install knife-rhn)
  • or... copy lib/chef/knife/* files to ~/.chef/plugins/knife
  • or... copy lib/chef/knife/* files to path/to/cheforg/.chef/plugins/knife

Usage

Common parameters

Configuration in knife.rb:

  • knife[:rhn_debug] = true - Enable debugging for RHN connection
  • knife[:rhn_hostname] = "HOSTNAME" - RHN hostname
  • knife[:rhn_no_https] = true - Disable HTTPS for RHN connection
  • knife[:rhn_password] = "PASSWORD" - RHN password
  • knife[:rhn_username] = "USERNAME" - RHN username

Otherwise, from the command line:

  • --rhn-debug - Enable debugging for RHN connection
  • --rhn-hostname HOSTNAME - RHN hostname
  • --rhn-no-https - Disable HTTPS for RHN connection
  • --rhn-password PASSWORD - RHN password
  • --rhn-username USERNAME - RHN username

knife rhn system delete SYSTEM

Deletes the system profile for SYSTEM.

knife rhn system details SYSTEM

Displays system details for SYSTEM.

Example output:

ID: 1000023160
Profile Name: bflad-test2
Hostname: bflad-test2
Release: 6Server
Auto Update: Disabled
Locked: Disabled
RHN URL: https://example.com/rhn/systems/details/Overview.do?sid=1000023160
Description:
Initial Registration Parameters:
OS: redhat-release-server
Release: 6Server
CPU Arch: x86_64
Subscribed Channels:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6 for 64-bit x86_64)
 |_ Shibboleth RHEL 6 x86_64
 |_ RHEL Server Optional (v. 6 64-bit x86_64)
 |_ RHEL Server Supplementary (v. 6 64-bit x86_64)
 |_ EPEL 6 Server x86_64
Critical Errata: 1
Non-Critical Errata: 2
Upgradable Packages: 4

knife rhn system move SYSTEM GROUP

  • Removes system SYSTEM from all current systemgroups.
  • Adds system SYSTEM to systemgroup GROUP.

knife rhn system systemgroups SYSTEM

Displays systemgroups for SYSTEM.

Example output:

Core Systems
Research Computing

knife rhn systemgroup active GROUP

Lists active systems (systems that have checked into RHN in the last 24 hours) in systemgroup GROUP.

Example output:

1000010619,server1.example.com
1000018560,server2.example.com
1000010446,server3.example.com

knife rhn systemgroup add GROUP SYSTEM

Adds system SYSTEM to systemgroup GROUP.

knife rhn systemgroup create GROUP DESCRIPTION

Creates systemgroup GROUP with DESCRIPTION.

knife rhn systemgroup delete GROUP

Deletes systemgroup GROUP.

knife rhn systemgroup inactive GROUP

Lists inactive systems (systems that have not checked into RHN in 24 hours) in systemgroup GROUP.

  • --days DAYS - optionally set number of inactive days

Example output:

1000010004,server4.example.com
1000017215,server5.example.com

knife rhn systemgroup list

Lists all systemgroups.

Example output:

Accounting
Core Systems
Research Computing

knife rhn systemgroup outdated GROUP

Lists outdated systems in system group GROUP.

Example output:

1000018560,server2.example.com
1000017215,server5.example.com

knife rhn systemgroup remove GROUP SYSTEM

Removes system SYSTEM from systemgroup GROUP.

knife rhn systemgroup systems GROUP

Lists all systems in system group GROUP.

Example output:

1000010619,server1.example.com
1000018560,server2.example.com
1000010446,server3.example.com
1000010004,server4.example.com
1000017215,server5.example.com

Contributing

Please use standard Github issues and pull requests.

License and Author

Author:: Brian Flad (bflad@wharton.upenn.edu)

Copyright:: 2012-2013

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.