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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