8.4.8. Adding the Optional and Supplementary Repositories

Optional and Supplementary subscription channels provide additional software packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux that cover open source licensed software (in the Optional channel) and proprietary licensed software (in the Supplementary channel).
Before subscribing to the Optional and Supplementary channels see the Scope of Coverage Details. If you decide to install packages from these channels, follow the steps documented in the article called How to access Optional and Supplementary channels, and -devel packages using Red Hat Subscription Manager (RHSM)? on the Red Hat Customer Portal.