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leo8888
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Red Hat insights

Post by leo8888 » 2020/04/29 12:54:26

Just noticed this message today when I made a remote connection to my CentOS 8 server:
This system is not registered to Red Hat Insights. See https://cloud.redhat.com/
To register this system, run: insights-client --register

Activate the web console with: systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket
I went to the Red Hat website and started reading about it but I wanted to get some feedback before going any further.

Is this something I should even bother with and what are any pros or cons to registering my system?

Our Centos8 server is basically a file server but I also use it as a DHCP server and a DNS caching server using dnsmasq.

Thanks for any feedback!

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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by lightman47 » 2020/04/29 13:21:35

I too became concerned when I connected to one of my CentOS 8 machines.
Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by TrevorH » 2020/04/29 13:51:51

The insights-client package should not be part of CentOS 8 and has been removed, uninstall it.
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by leo8888 » 2020/04/29 14:37:10

Thank you Trevor!

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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by lightman47 » 2020/04/29 17:06:53

Thank you as well.
Remember - importing/building packages will likely "byte you in the butt" come update time, long after you'd forgotten you did that! Use repos whenever possible.

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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by gokihar » 2020/05/06 06:50:29

I uninstall the insights-client but under cocpit system still reports as unregistered and system updates does not allow me to update packages.
System has been rebooted. Any ideas how to get make it work as usual ?
Thanks

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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/06 08:17:21

Is it subscription-manager instead?
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by gokihar » 2020/05/06 08:51:37

I have :
python3-subscription-manager-rhsm-1.25.17-1.el8.x86_64
subscription-manager-cockpit-1.25.17-1.el8.noarch
subscription-manager-rhsm-certificates-1.25.17-1.el8.x86_64
dnf-plugin-subscription-manager-1.25.17-1.el8.x86_64
subscription-manager-1.25.17-1.el8.x86_64

Which one/all of them to remove ?

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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/06 08:56:36

All of them will be dependent on subscription-manager
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Red Hat insights

Post by gokihar » 2020/05/06 10:52:56

Thank you for your help.

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