Subscription Manager list shows "Status Details: Not covered by a valid subscription"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6


  • Subscription Manager list shows "Status Details: Not covered by a valid subscription"
# subscription-manager list
  Status:         Not Subscribed
  Status Details: Not covered by a valid subscription.


  • Execute following commands,
# subscription-manager refresh

Check available subscriptions,
# subscription-manager list --available --all

Assign subscription,
# subscription-manager subscribe --pool=<PoolId>

Diagnostic Steps

  • Confirm whether the system is registered with only RHSM or RHN Classic and RHSM as well? run any yum command like
    # yum repolist
  • Check the system profiles in the portal and verify whether this system is identified as a virtual system or not.
  Type: System:Virtual ?
  • Check the below package whether installed on the system
     #rpm -qa virt*
  • Verify the following subscription manager's command line outputs
    # subscription-manager status
    # subscription-manager list --consumed
    # subscription-manager list --available

    Verify whether the required subscription is available in the following command's output

    # subscription-manager list --available --all
  • Check whether product certificate is present under following directory
    # ll /etc/pki/product
  • Check the socket information of the system
    # cat proc/cpuinfo | grep '^processor'|wc -l
    # subscription-manager facts | grep -i socket

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Doesn't apply to RHEL 7 users who have this same problem.

cat proc/cpuinfo | grep '^processor'|wc -l

has a typo there should be a forward slash before the proc

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep '^processor'|wc -l