Satellite 6 Subscription Management Home Page

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Overview

This page contains a number of documents that you'd find useful when configuring many of the subscription components in Satellite 6.

Required Reading.

As a user, your first stop should be the Virtual Instances Guide for Satellite 6. This document covers the setup and configuration of virt-who and various other subscription management tools.

Virtual Instance Guides (by version)
Document Link
Red Hat Satellite 6.2 Virtual Instance Guide Link
Red Hat Satellite 6.3 Virtual Instance Guide Link

Need help Configuring virt-who?

Try our Red Hat Access Lab application, which helps with creating a configuration for virt-who.

Videos

Document Link Topics
Subscription Utilization Overview: Link Where are my subscriptions being utilized at
Creating a Satellite 6 Manifest Link How to create a subscription manifest?

Suggested Additional Reading

Listed below is a selection of subscription management articles designed to help you understand, configure and troubleshoot Red Hat's subscription tooling.

Installation & Configuration
Document Link Topics
Activation Key Enhancements with Red Hat Satellite 6.1 Link Best Practices for using activation keys.
How to install virt-who from local media Link Installation of virt-who from local media, when a system is disconnected or cannot access the Customer Portal.
How to configure virt-who for a KVM host ? Link Configuring virt-who for standalone KVM hosts
Configuration of virt-who to support Red Hat Virtualization ? Link Configuring virt-who for Red Hat Virtualization
How to configure virt-who for unsupported hypervisors with type fake? Link Configuring virt-who for unsupported hypervisors or troubleshooting.
Configuring virt-who to support a different proxy from Satellite Link Configuring virt-who to support a different proxy from Satellite
Architecture
Document Link Topics
Usage of Red Hat Unlimited Guest & VDC subscriptions in virtualized Clusters. Link Understanding how Unlimited Guest subscriptions work in virtualized clusters.
Virt-Who Processes, Queries, and Data Link Understanding what data does virt-who collect.
Advanced Topics
Document Link Topics
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 1 Link General Subscription-manager usage
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 2 - Subscription-manager learns grep Link Advanced subscription-manager usage
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 3 - Understanding virt-who Link introduction to virt-who
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 4 - Understanding Subscription Manifests Link How to work with subscription manifests
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 5 - working with subscriptions that require virt-who Link Best practices for configuring systems to use subscriptions which require virt-who.
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 6 - understanding and improving the renewal experience Link Tooling to work with subscriptions on large groups of systems
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 7 - understanding the Red Hat Content Delivery Network Link Mirroring the CDN for disconnected usage
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 8 - product certificates Link Product certificates and how they affect subscription tooling.
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 9 - A Case Study with activation keys. Link Activation key use cases
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 10 - Instance Based Subscriptions Link Understanding Instance-based (a.k.a 'either/or') subscriptions.
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 11 - Identity Certificates Link Identity certificates and how they affect subscription tooling
Subscription-manager for the former Red Hat Network User: Part 12 - Subscription Reporting Tools Link Subscription reporting for Satellite 6 and Red Hat Subscription Management.

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