6.3 Enabling the OSA Daemon Manually

To install and enable the OSA daemon manually:

  1. Log in as root on the client system.

  2. Use yum to install the osad package:

    # yum install osad
  3. Enable and start the osad service:

    • On an Oracle Linux 5 or Oracle Linux 6 client system:

      # chkconfig osad on
      # service osad start
    • On an Oracle Linux 7 client system:

      # systemctl enable osad
      # systemctl start osad

If the osad service does not start and displays the error SSLDisabledError, edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date and verify that the entry for serverURL uses the fully qualified domain name of the Spacewalk server or proxy, for example: