5.4. Registering a System Profile

Now that you have a user account, you can create a System Profile that consists of hardware and software information about your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. The software System Profile information is used by Red Hat Network to determine what software update notifications you receive.

5.4.1. Hardware System Profile

After creating a username and password for your Red Hat Network account, the Red Hat Network Registration Client probes your system for the following information:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux version
  • Hostname
  • IP address
  • CPU model
  • CPU speed
  • Amount of RAM
  • PCI devices
  • Disk sizes
  • Mount points
The next step is choosing a profile name for your system as shown in Figure 5.8, “System Profile - Hardware”. The default value is the hostname for the system. You may modify this to be a more descriptive string, such as Email Server for Support Team. Optionally, you can enter a computer serial or identification number for the system.
If you do not wish to include information about your hardware or network in your System Profile, deselect Include information about hardware and network (see Figure 5.8, “System Profile - Hardware”).
Click Next to continue with the registration process.
System Profile - Hardware

Figure 5.8. System Profile - Hardware