Katello nightly Documentation


See the Foreman manual for general information on configuring provisioning.


Katello ships a number of templates in addition to the standard Foreman ones. When using these templates, if a host has a Host group with an Activation Key, it will register as a Content Host automatically.

  • Katello Kickstart Default - Kickstart template for Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, and other Red Hat-compatible operating systems.
  • Katello Kickstart Default Finish - image-based provisioning
  • Katello Kickstart Default User Data - cloud-init template for EC2 and OpenStack
  • subscription_manager_registration - Snippet for registering a host for content

To customize any of the above templates, simply clone them and add your changes.

When you synchronize a repository with a distribution such as Fedora or CentOS, Katello will automatically create the operating system and assign these default templates. You may change the defaults by going to Administer > Settings, and selecting the Katello tab.

Foreman 1.18.1 has been released! Follow the quick start to install it.

Foreman 1.17.3 is now available with several bugfixes. Follow the quick start to install it.

A new bug fix release for Foreman 1.16 is now available. This release contains critical fixes for VMWare, oVirt and the Puppet ENC. See the Foreman 1.16.2 release notes for more details..