The new Subscription Management tooling allows users to understand the specific products which have been installed on their machines, and the specific subscriptions which their machines are consuming.
Using Subscription Manager in the following use case fails: a user installs Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 Client CD/DVD without an installation number. A user uses Subscription Manager, which finds one Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop product ID to subscribe to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation subscription. A user downloads content from a Workstation repository.
The use case scenario described above fails because the rhel-workstation repositories require the rhel-5-workstation product tag in the product certification beforehand in order to view them.
To work around this issue, follow these steps:
Install a rhel-5-client system.
Mount the ISO to your file system.
<path_to_ISO>/Workstation/repodata/productid to the
/etc/pki/product/ directory, making sure that the file copied ends with
.pem (for example,
Subscribe to a Workstation subscription.
Install a package from a Workstation repository.