2.3. Subscribing to the Required Entitlements

Once you have installed a Red Hat Enterprise Linux base operating system and made sure the system meets the requirements listed in the previous chapter, you must register the system with Red Hat Subscription Manager, and subscribe to the required entitlements to install the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager packages.
You can register your system either from the command line or the Subscription Manager GUI.
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager on a system that does not have access to the Content Delivery Network, see Section A.1, “Configuring a Local Repository for Offline Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Installation”.

Note

For more information on using the subscription-manager-gui utility to register your system from the GUI, see https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Subscription_Management/1/html-single/RHSM/index.html#registering-ui.

Procedure 2.1. Subscribing to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager entitlements

  1. Register your system with the Content Delivery Network, entering your Customer Portal user name and password when prompted:
    # subscription-manager register
  2. Find the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization subscription pools and note down the pool IDs.
    # subscription-manager list --available
  3. Use the pool IDs located in the previous step to attach the entitlements to the system:
    # subscription-manager attach --pool=pool_id

    Note

    To find out what subscriptions are currently attached, run:
    # subscription-manager list --consumed
    To list all enabled repositories, run:
    # yum repolist
  4. Disable all existing repositories:
    # subscription-manager repos --disable=*
  5. Enable the required repositories:
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-supplementary-rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-6-server-rhevm-3.5-rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=jb-eap-6-for-rhel-6-server-rpms
    
You have now subscribed your system to the required entitlements. Proceed to the next section to install the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager packages.