Chapter 15. Registering a System and Managing Subscriptions
yumto unite content delivery with subscription management. The Subscription Manager handles only the subscription-system associations.
yumor other package management tools handle the actual content delivery. Chapter 14, YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified) describes how to use
15.1. Using Red Hat Subscription Manager Tools
rootbecause of the nature of the changes to the system. However, Red Hat Subscription Manager connects to the subscription service as a user account for the subscription service.
15.1.1. Launching the Red Hat Subscription Manager GUI
[root@server1 ~]# subscription-manager-gui
15.1.2. Running the subscription-manager Command-Line Tool
subscription-managertool. This tool has the following format:
[root@server1 ~]# subscription-manager command [options]
subscription-managerhelp and manpage have more information.
Table 15.1. Common subscription-manager Commands
|register||Registers or identifies a new system to the subscription service.|
|unregister||Unregisters a machine, which strips its subscriptions and removes the machine from the subscription service.|
|subscribe||Attaches a specific subscription to the machine.|
|redeem||Auto-attaches a machine to a pre-specified subscription that was purchased from a vendor, based on its hardware and BIOS information.|
|unsubscribe||Removes a specific subscription or all subscriptions from the machine.|
|list||Lists all of the subscriptions that are compatible with a machine, either subscriptions that are actually attached to the machine or unused subscriptions that are available to the machine.|