Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Subscription
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA for Power, LE Subscription

Issue

  • How to subscribe a RHEL 7.2 system to RHEL for SAP HANA child channel?
  • How to subscribe the system to RHEL for SAP HANA child channel ?
  • How to register the system and subscribe to RHEL for SAP HANA channel ?

Resolution

Either one of the below subscription combinations is required to access RHEL 7 SAP HANA channels

If you have Premium subscription or additional 'Extended Update Support' (EUS) channel add-on subscription, refer to article How to subscribe RHEL 7 SAP HANA system to Extended Update Support (EUS) channel? instead.

1. Register system

If the system was not yet registered, register system to either Red Hat Satellite or Red Hat Customer portal using Red Hat Subscription management.

  1. Register the system to Red Hat Customer Portal or to Red Hat Satellite server 6.

    subscription-manager register --username=XXXX --password=XXXX
    

Install katello-ca-consumer-[host]-X.rpm from the satellite server before registering the system to Satellite 6.

2. Attach the 'SAP HANA' subscription

Attach the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Subscription to the system. This process involves two steps

  1. Find the pool id of the RHEL for SAP HANA subscription/Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA for Power, LE subscription.

    subscription-manager list  --available
    
  2. Attach the subscription to the system

    subscription-manager attach --pool=XXXX
    

3. Enable SAP HANA repositories

When registering the system, all the default yum repositories associated with a subscription are enabled but additional steps as shown below are needed to make sure that packages are only from supported and certified minor version RHEL for SAP HANA.

  1. 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
    
  2. Enable the SAP HANA yum repositories

    • for x86_64 platform

      subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-sap-hana-for-rhel-7-server-rpms"
      
    • for PowerPC LE(ppc64le) platform

      subscription-manager repos --enable="rhel-sap-hana-for-rhel-7-for-power-le-rpms"
      

4. Enable High Availability repositories

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-rpms" 

5. Where to look for additional documentation

Check the article Where I can find documentation for SAP products on RHEL and other Red Hat products?