9.7 Managing Packages for System Groups Using the Spacewalk Web Interface

Figure 9.4 Package Operations Page

The image shows the Package Operations page of the Spacewalk web interface.

To manage packages for system groups:

  1. Go to System Groups and click the system group name.

  2. On the Details page, click work with group.

    Spacewalk loads the group into the System Set Manager.

  3. In the System Set Manager, select the Packages tab.

  4. On the Package Operations page, select the tab or link for the package operation that you want to perform:

    Install

    1. On the Select Channel page, select the channel that contains the packages that you want to install on the systems in the system group.

    2. On the Select Packages to Install page, select the packages that you want to install and click Install Selected Packages.

      Tip

      Use the package filter to locate a package.

      To see more information about a package, click its name.

      The Details page for the package lists any errata that include the package. To find out more information about an erratum, click its name.

      The Details page for the erratum lists the CVEs that the erratum fixes. To find out more information about a CVE, click its name.

    3. On the Confirm Package Install page, change the schedule if required, and click Confirm.

      The page updates to include a link to the scheduled action.

      If you have not edited the schedule and you have enabled the OSA daemon on the clients, the OSA daemon usually installs the packages immediately.

      The Tasks Log page in the System Set Manager shows the status of the package installations.

    Remove

    1. On the Package Removal page, select the packages that you want to remove and click Remove Selected Packages.

    2. On the Confirm Package Removal page, change the schedule if required, and click Confirm.

      The page updates to include a link to the scheduled action.

      If you have not edited the schedule and you have enabled the OSA daemon on the clients, the OSA daemon usually removes the packages immediately.

      The Tasks Log page in the System Set Manager shows the status of the package removals.

    Upgrade

    1. On the Select Packages to Upgrade page, select the packages that you want to upgrade and click Upgrade Selected Packages.

    2. On the Confirm Package Upgrade page, change the schedule if required, and click Confirm.

      The page updates to include a link to the scheduled action.

      If you have not edited the schedule and you have enabled the OSA daemon on the clients, the OSA daemon usually upgrades the packages immediately.

      The Tasks Log page in the System Set Manager shows the status of the package upgrades.

    Verify

    1. On the Verifiable Packages page, select the packages that you want to verify and click Verify Selected Packages.

    2. On the Confirm Package Verification page, change the schedule if required, and click Confirm.

      The page updates to include a link to the scheduled action.

      If you have not edited the schedule and you have enabled the OSA daemon on the clients, the OSA daemon usually verifies the packages immediately.

      The Tasks Log page in the System Set Manager shows the status of the package verifications.