How To Install Foreman on AlmaLinux 8

Install Foreman on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Foreman on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Foreman is a free and open-source tool for automating the provisioning and configuration of Linux systems. Foreman gives system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud. Foreman also integrated with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Salt, and Puppet, available as plugins to deliver a complete infrastructure lifecycle management.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Foreman on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.

Install Foreman on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Enable Puppet Repository.

Run the following command to enable repositories:

sudo dnf install https://yum.puppet.com/puppet6-release-el-8.noarch.rpm

Step 3. Enable the Ruby module on your system.

Foreman and even puppet developed using Ruby, thus we need it on our system. Run the following command below to enable it:

sudo dnf module reset ruby
sudo dnf module enable ruby:2.7

Step 4. Installing Foreman on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we add Foreman official repository to your system:

sudo dnf install https://yum.theforeman.org/releases/2.5/el8/x86_64/foreman-release.rpm

With the repositories added, now install foreman using the following command:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install foreman-installer

To complete the setting up Foreman, run the setup installation command:

sudo foreman-installer -v

Step 5. Configure Firewall.

Open all required ports if you have an active firewalld service:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port={22,53,80,443,3000,8140,3306,5432,8443,5910-5930}/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=67-69/udp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 6. Accessing Foreman Web interface.

Once successfully installed, open your favorite web browser and browse to the server domain name:

https://your-domain.com

Install Foreman on AlmaLinux 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Foreman. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Foreman on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Foreman website.

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