- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 or later
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 or later
Registering a system to Red Hat Network (RHN) instead of RHSM is not recommended because RHN will be decommisionned on July the 31st, 2017.
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- How to move a system from RHSM to RHN Classic.
1) Only the following plugins should be listed if the system is registered to RHSM:
[root@localhost ~]# yum check update Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager, product-id
2) Check to see if the rhn plugins are installed, or install plugins needed for RHN Classic:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa rhn-setup
[root@localhost ~]# yum install rhn-setup
3) Unregister and remove any local traces from RHSM as necessary:
[root@localhost ~]# subscription-manager unregister [root@localhost ~]# subscription-manager clean
4) Change directory to edit plugins:
[root@localhost ~]# cd /etc/yum/pluginconf.d
5) List current plugins:
[root@localhost pluginconf.d]# ls product-id.conf rhnplugin.conf refresh-packagekit.conf subscription-manager.conf
6) Edit plugins on system, enable plugins needed for RHN Classic:
[root@localhost pluginconf.d]# vim rhnplugin.conf [main] enabled = 1 gpgcheck = 1 [root@localhost pluginconf.d]# vim product-id.conf [main] enabled = 0 gpgcheck = 1 [root@localhost pluginconf.d]# vim subscription-manager.conf [main] enabled = 0 gpgcheck = 1
RHN Classic Plugins:
Enabled = 1
- Disabled = 0
7) Clean yum cache:
[root@localhost pluginconf.d]# yum clean all Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin Cleaning up Everything
8) Register system to RHN Classic via command-line:
[root@localhost pluginconf.d]# rhnreg_ks --username=<your RHN ID> --password=<your RHN password>
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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