OpenShift error: rhel-7-server-ose-3.1-rpms is not a valid repository ID

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3.1


  • In OpenShift 3.1, the command subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-7-server-ose-3.1-rpms" is failing
  • Error message reads Error: rhel-7-server-ose-3.1-rpms is not a valid repository ID. Use --list option to see valid repositories.
  • Acccess to certain repositories may need to be enabled via `subscription-manager'


List available subscriptions running:

subscription-manager list --available

Note the pool ID associated with an OpenShift subscription and run:

subscription-manager attach --pool=<OpenShift-Subscription-Pool-ID>

Now running the following should work without error:

subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-7-server-ose-3.1-rpms"

Diagnostic Steps

One can check which subscriptions are in use on a system by running:

subscription-manager list --installed
subscription-manager list --consumed

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