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Oracle XE Setup -- How to get Oracle XE running if you do not already have Oracle.
Backup Spacewalk -- How to backup a Spacewalk server
Entitlement Certs -- Create and activate your own certs for Spacewalk
Upload Content -- Upload RHEL, CENT, or Fedora content (or any other rpms)
Registering Clients -- How to register Fedora / Cent OS clients to Spacewalk.
How to install osad -- How to use osad to force scheduled actions to run immediately on Spacewalk clients
How to install Proxy -- How to download and install Spacewalk Proxy.
Implement monitoring via SSH -- Instead of RHNMD/port 4545
Implement PAM (LDAP, Kerberos) authentication -- For the spacewalk web portal.
Multiple Organizations -- A guide to setting up multiple organisations
Managing Solaris Systems -- Registering Solaris clients and uploading content.
How to Kickstart with Spacewalk and Cobbler -- Spacewalk and Cobbler together: How to use the new integration released in Spacewalk 0.4
Spacewalk on Virtual Machine Procedure -- A brain/screendump of installing a Fedora 10, kvm install of a spacewalk server (under construction!)
Using Spacewalk to review Linux audits -- How to setup Spacewalk to search and review Linux audits
spacecmd -- command-line interface to Satellite and Spacewalk servers
Debian Support -- Debian Support
Software Crash Reporting -- How to use software crash reporting functionality in Spacewalk (Spacewalk & abrt)
Ongoing Maintenance and Administration
How to upgrade -- How to upgrade an existing Spacewalk installation.
Debugging Proxy -- Tip on solving problems with Spacewalk Proxy.
Host name Rename -- How to rename the server running spacewalk.
osad and osa-dispatcher -- How does osad / osa-dispatcher / jabberd work
Red Hat Network Satellite docs -- These are the official docs for the production product. Over time we will have some docs more closely related to upstream here.
Core API Reference
Core API Guide -- Learn how to use our XMLRPC API to control your Spacewalk server.
API Guide for Perl -- A user contributed guide to using the Spacewalk API in Perl.
Developer documentation -- Learn how to work on and build Spacewalk, and how Spacewalk is put together.
The upstream, Official Red Hat Network Satellite Documentation
The downstream, CentOS Project Documentation
J. Tanner's notes about RHN Satellite
Related Technology Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Known Issues & Current Limitations
=== GUI Issues ===
- "Certificate Expiring" messages -- What to do when such a message appears in the GUI.
Upgrade guides, sequential, stepped upgrades are recommended to cover multiple update levels, i.e. to get from 0.6 to 0.8 please upgrade via 0.7 (and we recommend testing at each intermediate level as you proceed) rather than trying to go directly from 0.6 to 0.8. Jumping levels is deeply discouraged with the exception of version 0.9 which was never released.
- From 2.2 to 2.3
- From 2.1 to 2.2
- From 2.0 to 2.1
- From 1.9 to 2.0
- From 1.8 to 1.9
- From 1.7 to 1.8
- From 1.6 to 1.7
- From 1.5 to 1.6
- From 1.4 to 1.5
- From 1.3 to 1.4
- From 1.2 to 1.3
- From 1.1 to 1.2
- From 1.0 to 1.1
- From 0.8 to 1.0
- From 0.7 to 0.8
- From 0.6 to 0.7
- From 0.5 to 0.6
If you are looking for instructions on how to upgrade the operating system underlying your Spacewalk without upgrading your Spacewalk, follow the instructions described in HowToUpgradeOperatingSystem.
Release notes for each version:
- for 2.3
- for 2.2
- for 2.1
- for 2.0
- for 1.9
- for 1.8
- for 1.7
- for 1.6
- for 1.5
- for 1.4
- for 1.3
- for 1.2
- for 1.1
- for 1.0
- for 0.8
- for 0.7
- for 0.6
- for 0.5
Licensing and Copyright