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How to enable/disable Location Aware Updates with RHN Classic?

Updated 2015-03-04T11:08:31+00:00

Issue

  • How to enable or disable Location Aware Updates for systems registered with RHN Classic?

Environment

  • Red Hat Customer Portal
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Location Aware Updates

Resolution

  • To enable/disable for a single system on RHN Classic:

    1. Log into the Red Hat Customer Portal.
    2. Hover over Subscriptions in the menu.
    3. Click on Registered Systems under the RHN Classic section.
    4. Click the system profile name.
    5. Click 'Edit These Properties' in the right column next to System Properties.
    6. Check(enable)/Uncheck(disable) the box labeled 'Supports Location-Aware update access'.
    7. Click Update Properties in the lower right.
  • To enable/disable for a group of systems on RHN Classic (must have Management entitlement for each system):

    1. Log into the Red Hat Customer Portal.
    2. Hover over Subscriptions in the menu.
    3. Click on Entitlements in the RHN Classic section.
    4. Select desired systems.
    5. Click on Manage in the top right corner.
    6. Click on the Misc tab.
    7. Under System Preferences (at the bottom of the page), switch the toggle button for "Location-Aware Updates" to No.
    8. Click Change Preferences in the bottom right.

In case of Subscription Management, unlike Red Hat Network (RHN) Classic, it is currently not possible to disable Location Aware Updates via Red Hat Subscription Management, but updates are always delivered from the hostname "cdn.redhat.com". The IP address of this host is dynamically provided by a third-party based on geographical location.

For companies that have firewall egress rules that block access to "cdn.redhat.com", the IP addresses are listed in the Red Hat Subscription Management documentation for your convenience.