Red Hat Linux: Registering Your Computer with LSU's Red Hat Satellite Server


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After installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server or Workstation on your computer, you must register it with LSU’s Red Hat Satellite Server.  Registration allows your computer(s) to receive critical security updates as well as access to optional software that you might need.  *This is a required process. 

*Registration must be done on campus or from an anyconnect VPN connection.

Registration Instructions:

*NOTE: All commands MUST be run as root.

1. Install LSU RHN Satellite Server Certificate: rpm -ivh http://satellite.rhsm.lsu.edu/pub/katello-ca-consumer-latest.noarch.rpm

2. Prepare the server or workstation:

a. rm -rf /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid         #This command removes any old rhn registration if any
b. rm -rf /etc/rhsm/facts/katello.facts        #This command cleans up any erroneous rhsm data
c. rm -rf /var/cache/yum                              #This command cleans yum
d. yum remove rhn*                                     #This command removes any rhn packages that could cause problems

3. Register the system:

subscription-manager register --serverurl=satellite.rhsm.lsu.edu --org="Louisiana_State_University" --activationkey="(key)"

*NOTE: Substitute (key) with the actual values--no parentheses.

Keys are as follows:

RHEL 8 Server: RHEL_8

RHEL 7 Server: LSU-RHEL7-server-4adb059c-0ed5-4266-8148-bba1511f4ff5

For other RHEL keys, please open a Red Hat Satellite General Inquiry service request.

4. You can now update your server by running: yum update.

5. After successful registration, please notify Systems Architecture of the new server’s name and the management group (department) in which it should be added by opening a service request.  Register Red Hat/CentOS Server In Satellite

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