Part III. Setting up subscription watch

To set up the environment for subscription watch, connect your Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift systems to the Cloud Services platform services through one or more data collection tools.

After you complete the steps to set up this environment, you can continue with the steps to activate and open subscription watch.

Do these steps

  1. Optional: If you are interested in finding out more information about how use subscription watch in conjunction with simple content access to manage your content access and subscriptions, contact your Red Hat account team.

  2. To gather Red Hat Enterprise Linux usage data, complete at least one of the following three steps to connect your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems to the Cloud Services platform by enabling a data collection tool. This connection enables subscription usage data to show in subscription watch.

    1. Deploy Insights on every RHEL system that is managed by Red Hat Satellite:

    2. Ensure that Satellite is configured to manage your RHEL systems and install the Satellite inventory upload plugin:

    3. Ensure that Red Hat Subscription Management is configured to manage your RHEL systems:

  3. To gather Red Hat OpenShift usage data, complete the following step for Red Hat OpenShift data collection on the Cloud Services platform.

    1. Set up the connection between Red Hat OpenShift and subscription watch based upon the operating system that is used for clusters: