Overview of Hosts in orcharhino

A host is any Linux client that orcharhino manages. Hosts can be physical or virtual. Virtual hosts can be deployed on any platform supported by orcharhino, such as Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, libvirt, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager, oVirt, Proxmox, RHV, and VMware vSphere.

orcharhino enables host management at scale, including monitoring, provisioning, remote execution, configuration management, software management, and subscription management. You can manage your hosts from the orcharhino management UI or from the command line.

In the orcharhino management UI, you can browse all hosts recognized by orcharhino Server, grouped by type:

  • All Hosts – a list of all hosts recognized by orcharhino Server.

  • Discovered Hosts – a list of bare-metal hosts detected on the provisioning network by the Discovery plug-in.

  • Content Hosts – a list of hosts that manage tasks related to content and subscriptions.

  • Host Collections – a list of user-defined collections of hosts used for bulk actions such as errata installation.

To search for a host, type in the Search field, and use an asterisk (*) to perform a partial string search. For example, if searching for a content host named dev-node.example.com, click the Content Hosts page and type dev-node* in the Search field. Alternatively, *node* will also find the content host dev-node.example.com.

orcharhino Server is listed as a host itself even if it is not self-registered. Do not delete orcharhino Server from the list of hosts.

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