6.2. Enabling the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Host Repositories

To use a Red Hat Enterprise Linux machine as a host, you must register the system with the Content Delivery Network, attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Red Hat Virtualization subscriptions, and enable the host repositories.

Procedure

  1. Register your system with the Content Delivery Network, entering your Customer Portal user name 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 to attach the subscriptions to the system:

    # subscription-manager attach --pool=poolid
    Note

    To find out which 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
    # subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-ansible-2-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
    Note

    Reboot the machine if any kernel related packages have been updated.