Chapter 1. Insights client overview

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The Insights client (insights-client) is the client for Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Run insights-client from the command line.

1.1. Red Hat Insights client distribution

Insights client is available for the following releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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Distributed with Insights client pre-installed.


Distributed with Insights client pre-installed, unless RHEL 8 was installed as a minimal installation.


Distributed with the Insights client RPM package loaded but not installed.

RHEL 6.10 and later

You must download the Insights client RPM package and install it.


Insights client installation on older versions

RHEL versions 6 and 7 do not come with the Insights client pre-installed. If you have one of these versions, run the following commands in your terminal:

[root@server ~]# yum install insights-client

Then, register the system to Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

[root@server ~]# insights-client --register
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