How to register RHEV-H host/hypervisor on customer portal to use virtual subscriptions ?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager


  • How to configure virt-who for RHEV-M environment ?


  • The virt-who should be running on a virtual system running on RHEV-H system. On this system confirm that virt-who package is installed using rpm -q virt-who. If package is not installed then temporary register this virtual system to portal using below commands and install virt-who package.

    # subscription-manager register
    # subscription-manager attach --auto
    # yum install `virt-who`
  • After installing package successfully unsubscribe system as its virtual system and without virt-who it would be consuming physical subscription,

    # subscription-manager unsubscribe --all
  • Run subscription-manager identity command and note down org ID.

  • Configure virt-who options in /etc/sysconfig/virt-who file:

    # Register guests using RHEV-M
    #Options for RHEV-M mode
    VIRTWHO_RHEVM_OWNER=<org ID noted in previous step>
    • Make changes in <org ID noted in previous step>,<>,<rhevm-user@rhevm-domain>,<rhem-user-password> as per environment. In <> port number is mandatory and by default it is 443. In case of any issues with port 443 then confirm port number from RHEV-M administrator.
  • Start virt-who service using,

    On RHEL 5,6,
    # service virt-who start
    On RHEL 7,
    # systemctl start virt-who.service
  • Logs for the virt-who service can be seen in /var/log/rhsm/rhsm.log log file.

  • Once this is all done hypervisor profiles should appear at this link alongside registered system(Hypervisor names appears in alphanumeric characters).

  • Once done, attach Virtual Datacenter subscription to the host/hypervisor. After this virtual systems should see the unlimited guest pool, confirm it and subscribe virtual system to virtual subscription using below commands,

    # subscription-manager list --available
    # subscription-manager subscribed --auto

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Is this applicable when using an internal Satellite 6 server? Is there additional documentation that explains how to adapt this process to Satellite 6?