Download and Install Test Suite

These are required steps for certification.

Two methods for download and installation are provided.

1) Download using a web browser connected to the Red Hat Customer Portal, install and execute with the command lines.

  1. Log in to Red Hat Customer Portal and open the Red Hat Certification Downloads Page.

  2. Select the relevant version of Red Hat Certification (for RHEL Server) from the Version list.

  3. Select an appropriate architecture from the Architecture list.

  4. Go to the Packages Tab and select the download the following:

    1. redhat-certification-backend

    2. redhat-certification-software

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After both packages are downloaded to the test system, you can install the test suite by doing the following:

  1. Install dependencies of certification backend:

    1. python3-lxml is a required package of certification backend

    2. # dnf install python3-lxml

  2. Run the following command to install the certification backend.

    1. # rpm -i redhat-certification-backend-x.y.z.el8.noarch.rpm

  3. Install dependencies of certification software

    1. kernel-abi-whitelists is a required package of certification software

    2. # dnf install kernel-abi-whitelists

  4. Run the following command to install the certification software

    1. # rpm -i redhat-certification-software-x.y.z.el8.noarch.rpm

  5. Install dependencies of certification software

    1. kernel-abi-whitelists is a required package of certification software

  6. Run the following command to start Red Hat Certification daemon

    1. # rhcertd start

Results: The system-under-test is now prepared to run Red Hat Software Certification.

2) Directly from the command line of a test system

  • Make sure your system is up to date, you can run the following:

    • # dnf update

  • Discover and enable the certification repository with the following commands:

    • # dnf repolist all | grep cert

    • # subscription-manager repos --enable <repository name>

  • Discover and install the certification package with dependencies

    • # yum list available | grep redhat-cert

    • # yum install -y redhat-certification-software.noarch

  • Start the RHCERT daemon

    • # rhcertd start

Result: The system-under-test is now prepared to run Red Hat Software Certification.