10.4.7 Deploying Configuration Files to Client Systems Using the Spacewalk Web Interface

Note

You must have previously subscribed the system to the appropriate configuration channel for the configuration files that you want to deploy. See Section 10.4.5, “Subscribing Client Systems to Configuration Channels Using the Spacewalk Web Interface”.

The first deployment to a client system can fail if the /var/log/rhncfg-actions log file does not exist on the client. If the deployment fails, the log file is created automatically, and you can reschedule the deployment event. Alternatively, run the command touch /var/log/rhncfg-actions on the client system before deploying any files to it.

Figure 10.3 Deploy Files Page

The image shows the Deploy Files page of the Spacewalk web interface.

To deploy a configuration file to a client system:

  1. Go to Systems and click the system name.

  2. Select the Configuration tab and then the Deploy Files tab.

  3. On the Deploy Files page, select the check boxes for the files that you want to deploy, and click Deploy Files.

  4. On the Confirm Deploy Files page, change the schedule if required, and click Schedule Deploy.

  5. Select Events and then select the Pending or History tab to view scheduled or completed actions. Click the summary name to display the details of the deployment event.