Chapter 2. Enabling and maintaining subscriptions for Cloud Access

In order to utilize Red Hat Cloud Access and use your Red Hat subscriptions in the public cloud, you need to enable your subscriptions for Cloud Access. When you enable a subscription, you tell us that you intend to use all or a portion of the entitlements in the public cloud.

Before you begin, you’ll need to have account information for your CCSPs on hand, as well as an estimate of how many entitlements of a Red Hat subscription you anticipate deploying to the CCSP. You can always update this information later. As time goes on and your cloud strategy changes, you can easily keep this information up to date.

When you visit the Cloud Access Dashboard in Red Hat Subscription Management, you can see subscriptions that have been enabled for Cloud Access, as well as the CCSP accounts for which those subscriptions are enabled. You can quickly enable new subscriptions and add new CCSPs or CCSP accounts, making it simple to maintain your Cloud Access data over time.

2.1. Enabling a subscription for a new Certified Cloud and Service Provider

Whether you’re using Cloud Access for the very first time or adding a new public cloud to your existing hybrid cloud, you must create a new CCSP entry and enable subscriptions to it in order to get started.

Solution

  1. Log in to Red Hat Subscription Management.
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Access Dashboard from the top menu bar.
  3. Click Enable a new provider.
  4. Select the correct CCSP from the dropdown menu.
  5. Enter your account information for the CCSP, including the account number. You can enter up to 100 accounts at a time.
  6. Choose the subscription(s) you plan to deploy on the CCSP. Only eligible subscriptions are listed.
  7. For each subscription you want to enable, enter the anticipated maximum number of subscription entitlemens that you play to deploy on the CCSP in the Maximum Enabled Entitlement Quantity field.
  8. Click Enable.
Note

The number of entitlements that you enable cannot exceed the total value of entitlements purchased with the subscription displayed in the Entitlement Quantity column.

When you have successfully completed the form, you will see the CCSP added to your Cloud Access Dashboard. You can view the subscriptions enabled for the CCSP under the Enabled Products tab, and the CCSP accounts you added under the Accounts tab. Once the product is enabled, you will be able to see it listed under the Enabled Products tab under that particular CCSP.

2.2. Enabling additional subscriptions for Red Hat Cloud Access

If you have enabled Red Hat subscriptions for a Certified Cloud and Service Provider in the past, you can quickly enable additional subscriptions.

Solution

  1. Log in to Red Hat Subscription Management.
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Access Dashboard from the top menu bar.
  3. Click Enable new products.
  4. Choose the subscription(s) you plan to deploy on the CCSP. Note that only eligible subscriptions are listed.
  5. For each subscription you want to enable, enter the anticipated maximum number of subscription entitlemens that you play to deploy on the CCSP in the Maximum Enabled Entitlement Quantity field.
  6. Click Enable.
Note

The number of entitlements that you enable cannot exceed the total value of entitlements purchased with the subscription displayed in the Entitlement Quantity column.

The updated products and their entitlement quantities are listed under the Enabled Products tab for that CCSP.

2.3. Enabling additional accounts for a Certified Cloud and Service Provider

Solution

  1. Log in to Red Hat Subscription Management.
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Access Dashboard from the top menu bar.
  3. Click Add accounts.
  4. Enter your account information for the CCSP you are using, including the account number. You can enter up to 100 accounts at a time.
  5. Click Add.

Once the account is added, you will be able to see it listed on the Accounts tab for that particular CCSP.