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Updated to version 2.9 and complete unattended installation
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README.md

Spacewalk playbooks and roles

License: when using this playbook you are required ro have read and accepted the oracle license agreement due to the usage of an oracle client RPM for the osa-dispatcher: https://github.com/rhessing/spacewalk.ansible/blob/master/roles/spacewalk/files/LICENSE

Changes:

  • Updated to Spacewalk version 2.9
  • Updated the iptables role
  • Admin account is automatically created
  • To enable a fully automated installation the password question has been removed.
  • Default admin password is admin
  • Default company name is Spacewalk
  • The default information can be changed in this file: ./roles/spacewalk-customisations/defaults/main.yml
  • Added support for Ubuntu Bionic

Spacewalk Server Hardware / Virtual sizing advisement:

  • 2 CPU, 4GB of ram minimum (8GB+ recommended), 300GB of disk

For the lazy people: To install both ansible and the spacewalk server:

sh <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rhessing/spacewalk.ansible/master/init-server.sh)

To install both ansible and the spacewalk proxy:

sh <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rhessing/spacewalk.ansible/master/init-proxy.sh)

To install both ansible and the spacewalk client:

sh <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rhessing/spacewalk.ansible/master/init-client.sh)

Install a full Spacewalk server on CentOS 7 and also adds customizations:

  • CentOS 6 base+extras+epel+updates repos, channel and activation key
  • CentOS 7 base+extras+epel+updates repos, channel and activation key
  • Ubuntu 18.06 base+security repos, channel and activation key (and repo sync scripts)
  • Ubuntu 16.06 base+security repos, channel and activation key (and repo sync scripts)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 base+security repos, channel and activation key (and repo sync scripts)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 base+security repos, channel and activation key (and repo sync scripts)

Thanks to geerlingguy's iptables role, which is included here to configure the firewall on the server.

To do:

  • Check Ubuntu support to client role on versions 12.04, 14.04, 16.04 and 18.04
  • Add a lazy people script for: SpaceWalk proxy and client

What my inventory (/etc/ansible/hosts) looks like:

[spacewalk-server]
spacewalk ansible_ssh_host=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

[spacewalk-clients]
Client01 ansible_ssh_host=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Client02 ansible_ssh_host=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

How to run:

Server:

ansible-playbook spacewalk.yml

The server initial setup will take a while to run - once this is done it will prompt you if you are ready. At this point you should browse to the newly installed spacewalk instance in your browser and set up an admin username and password. The prompt will ask for the password to continue.

Client:

ansible-playbook spacewalk-clients.yml

Basic trouble shooting

spacewalk-repo-sync error due to 100% disk usage

When the system has not been sized properly you will run into the error below:

rhn]# spacewalk-repo-sync --parent-channel ubuntu-1804 -t deb --verbose
06:55:46 ======================================
06:55:46 | Channel: Ubuntu_1804_security
06:55:46 ======================================
06:55:46 Sync of channel started.
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync", line 257, in <module>
     sys.exit(abs(main() or 0))
   File "/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync", line 237, in main
     force_all_errata=options.force_all_errata)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spacewalk/satellite_tools/reposync.py", line 396, in __init__
     self.checksum_cache = rhnCache.get(checksum_cache_filename)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spacewalk/common/rhnCache.py", line 76, in get
     return cache.get(name, modified)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spacewalk/common/rhnCache.py", line 403, in get
     return self.cache.get(name, modified)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spacewalk/common/rhnCache.py", line 374, in get
     return cPickle.loads(pickled)
EOFError

The resolution is to increase the disk size and delete this file before rerunning the spacewalk-repo-sync command again: /var/cache/rhn/reposync/checksum_cache

Client apt/yum returning errors

Please double check if the spacewalk-repo-sync command finishes without errors

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