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7.2. Subscribing to the Required Entitlements

To be used as a virtualization host, make sure the Red Hat Enterprise Linux host meets the hardware requirements listed in Section 2.2, “Hypervisor Requirements”. The host must also be registered and subscribed to a number of entitlements using Subscription Manager. Follow this procedure to register with the Content Delivery Network and attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat Virtualization entitlements to the host.

Procedure 7.1. Subscribing to Required Entitlements using Subscription Manager

  1. Register your system with the Content Delivery Network, entering your Customer Portal Username and Password when prompted:
    # subscription-manager register
  2. Find the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat 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=poolid


    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-7-server-rpms
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4-mgmt-agent-rpms
    If you are installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts, little endian on IBM POWER8 hardware, enable the following repositories instead:
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rhv-4-mgmt-agent-for-power-le-rpms # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-for-power-le-rpms
  6. Ensure that all packages currently installed are up to date:
    # yum update


    Reboot the machine if any kernel related packages have been updated.
Once you have subscribed the host to the required entitlements, proceed to the next section to attach your host to your Red Hat Virtualization environment.


Configuring networking through NetworkManager (including nmcli and nmtui) is currently not supported. If additional network configuration is required before adding a host to the Manager, you must manually write ifcfg files. See the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Networking Guide for more information.