3.3.2. Subscribing to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Channels using RHN Classic

Note

Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Release Notes for specific channel names current to your system.
Summary
To install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager you must first register the target system to Red Hat Network and subscribe to the required software channels.

Procedure 3.2. Subscribing to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Channels using RHN Classic

  1. Run the rhn_register command to register the system with Red Hat Network. To complete registration successfully you will need to supply your Red Hat Network username and password. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete registration of the system.
    # rhn_register
  2. Subscribe to Required Channels

    You must subscribe the system to the required channels using either the web interface to Red Hat Network or the command line rhn-channel command.
    • Using the rhn-channel Command

      Run the rhn-channel command to subscribe the system to each of the required channels. The commands which need to be run are:
      # rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6
      # rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-supplementary-6
      # rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-6-rhevm-version.number
      # rhn-channel --add --channel=jbappplatform-6-x86_64-server-6-rpm
      

      Important

      If you are not the administrator for the machine as defined in Red Hat Network, or the machine is not registered to Red Hat Network, then use of the rhn-channel command will result in an error:
      Error communicating with server. The message was:
      Error Class Code: 37
      Error Class Info: You are not allowed to perform administrative tasks on this system.
      Explanation: 
           An error has occurred while processing your request. If this problem
           persists please enter a bug report at bugzilla.redhat.com.
           If you choose to submit the bug report, please be sure to include
           details of what you were trying to do when this error occurred and
           details on how to reproduce this problem.
      
      If you encounter this error when using rhn-channel then to add the channel to the system you must use the web user interface.
    • Using the Web Interface to Red Hat Network

      To add a channel subscription to a system from the web interface:
      1. Log on to Red Hat Network (http://rhn.redhat.com).
      2. Move the mouse cursor over the Subscriptions link at the top of the screen, and then click the Registered Systems link in the menu that appears.
      3. Select the system to which you are adding channels from the list presented on the screen, by clicking the name of the system.
      4. Click Alter Channel Subscriptions in the Subscribed Channels section of the screen.
      5. Select the channels to be added from the list presented on the screen. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager requires:
        • the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6 for 64-bit x86_64) channel,
        • the RHEL Server Supplementary (v. 6 64-bit x86_64) channel,
        • the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (version.number x86_64) channel, and
        • the Red Hat JBoss EAP (v 6) for 6Server x86_64 channel.
      6. Click the Change Subscription button to finalize the change.
Result
The system is now registered with Red Hat Network and subscribed to the channels required for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager installation.