What subscription management services are offered by RHSM?

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Services Offered and Supported in RHSM

Feature/Function Available in RHSM
Red Hat Product Support
Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions supported YES

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (5.7 and newer)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (6.1 and newer)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Intended for future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization versions supported YES

RHEV 3.0 or newer

Red Hat Satellite 5 YES

Satellite 5 certificates can be created and managed in RHSM

Red Hat Satellite 6 YES
RHEL Migration to RHSM Support YES

RHEL 5 (5.8+)
RHEL 6 (6.3+)

Support for all product SKUs YES, with a small number of exceptions

Why aren't my subscriptions available in Red Hat Subscription Management?

Subscription Management Support
Default client for installation method YES

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (6.3 and later)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (5.9 and later)
future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Content basis for client YES


subscription-manager

Command line utilities for client YES


yum update

System registration YES


subscription-manager register

How to register and subscribe a system to the Red Hat Customer Portal using Red Hat Subscription-Manager

Activation keys YES

Red Hat Customer Portal - Activation Keys

List subscriptions available to apply to installed system on client YES


subscription-manager list --available

Force list all subscriptions on client YES

subscription-manager list --available --all

Why can't I see available subscriptions for my system in Red Hat Subscription Management?

Smart auto-subscribe a subscription YES


subscription-manager register --auto-attach

How do I subscribe to a channel in Red Hat Subscription Management?

Graphical user interface utilities for client YES

Red Hat Customer Portal

Package update utility YES


/usr/bin/yum

Yum plugin support YES


subscription-manager
(provides subscription-manager.conf and product-id.conf)

Web-based administration tool for customers YES

Red Hat Customer Portal

Support for updating content through Content Delivery Network YES
Email errata notifications YES

Customer Portal: How do I get errata notifications from Red Hat Subscription Management?

Satellite 6: Subscribing to Errata Notifications

Support for IP-based firewall rules YES

How do I disable Location Aware Updates with Red Hat Subscription Management?

Support for sosreport diagnostics logging YES
Optional and supplementary channels available? YES

How to access Optional and Supplementary channels, and -devel packages using Red Hat Subscription Manager (RHSM)?

Support for subscription status YES
Support for subscription consumption reports YES through Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager

FUTURE: via Red Hat Satellite 6

System Management Support
Support for smart management Red Hat Enterprise Linux add-on YES with Red Hat Satellite 6
Support for machine provisioning and monitoring YES with Red Hat Satellite 6 provisioning feature
Content Management Support
Content download GUI YES
Support for remote updating NO
Support for offline updating YES with Red Hat Satellite 6
Support for proxied updating YES with Red Hat Satellite 6 Capsule Server

References

  1. Benefits of Red Hat Subscriptions
  2. Benefits of Red Hat Subscription Management
  3. Overview of Red Hat Subscription Management
  4. Red Hat Subscription Management Guide
  5. RHN Classic Hosted/stand-alone Proxy Customer Options for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7)
  6. Important Changes Coming to Red Hat Satellite 5
  7. Red Hat Satellite 5.8 documentation

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