How to subscribe SAP HANA systems to the Update Services for SAP Solutions

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and higher
  • Subscription: Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions

Issue

  • How do I register SAP HANA systems to use the Update Services for SAP Solutions?
  • How to migrate or re-register SAP HANA systems to use the new Update Services for SAP Solutions

Resolution

For registering the system to the new Update Services for SAP Solutions, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription is required. Contact Red Hat Sales if your Red Hat account does not list the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions. Note
  • Update Services for SAP Solutions is only provided with RHEL for SAP Solutions and for customers running either SAP HANA or SAP Applications. It is not available on any other RHEL products, or for customers not running SAP workloads.
  • Extended Update Support is not offered for any previous RHEL 7 minor releases as SAP HANA is certified only from RHEL 7.2.
  • Update Services for SAP Solutions is not available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Refer the following article for more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription Follow the below steps if the SAP HANA System was already registered using the older RHEL for SAP HANA subscription:
  1. Find the serial number of the subscription that the system is currently subscribed to
    subscription-manager list --consumed
    
  2. Remove the subscription assigned to the system using the below command. Replace the "serial" with the value obtained from Step 1.
    subscription-manager remove --serial=<SERIAL>
    
  3. Attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription. This process involves two steps
    3.1 Find the pool id of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions
    subscription-manager list --available
    
    3.2 Attach the subscription to the system
    subscription-manager attach --pool=XXXX
    
After attaching the subscription, follow steps mentioned under the heading Subscribing the system to the new Update Services for SAP Solutions Follow the below steps if the SAP HANA System is being registered for the first time: Attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription. This process involves two steps
  • Find the pool id of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions subscription
    subscription-manager list --available
    
  • Attach the subscription to the system
    subscription-manager attach --pool=XXXX
    

Subscribing the system to the new Update Services for SAP Solutions

When registering the system, all the default yum repositories associated with a subscription are enabled. Disable all the enabled yum repositories and enable only the required E4S repositories . The same steps can be followed for a server which is registered to Red Hat Customer portal or to Satellite using Red Hat Subscription management. Disable all yum repositories that were enabled by default
subscription-manager repos --disable="*"
Enable the E4S yum repositories
subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-7-server-e4s-rpms" --enable="rhel-sap-hana-for-rhel-7-server-e4s-rpms" 
If the system is also required to be subscribed to High availability repository, then execute the below command
subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-ha-for-rhel-7-server-e4s-rpms" 
Set the release to one of the SAP HANA certified version of RHEL and clear the yum cache. For setting the minor release as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
subscription-manager release --set=7.2
yum clean all

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