Procedure to Register System to Redhat Network (RHN)

1)  Run command “Up2date”(redhat 4) –
redhat 5- use the commands “rhn_register

2)  If the system is not registered before, it give some initial intro & ask to read  & agree to disclaimer. Click Next.


3) Enter appropriate hostname for identification. It should be hostname-server serialno.
4) Give package details to register to RHN so that system would automatically notified when new updates arrive.


5) Clicking Next will send all the details to RHN & will register the system.


6) Confirmation dialogue after registering. 
7)      Run “up2date –u”( redhat 4)
redhat 5 – use the commands yum update
Eg. It would automatically update the system. Answer relevant questions if asked by up2date agent.

[root@techgyaanrhn~]# yum update

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-es-4…
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Fetching rpm headers…
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Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-es-4…

Name                                    Version        Rel

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up2date                                 4.6.2          7.el4_6.1         i386


Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies…
########################################
up2date-4.6.2-7.el4_6.1.i38 ########################## Done.
rhnlib-2.1.1-9.el4_6.noarch ########################## Done.
New Up2date available
Preparing       ########################################### [100%]

Installing…
   1:rhnlib        ########################################### [100%]
   2:up2date    ########################################### [100%]
New Up2date available
The following packages were added to your selection to satisfy dependencies:

Name                                    Version        Release
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rhnlib                                  2.1.1          9.el4_6

Restarting up2date
Restarting up2date
[root@techgyaanrhn ~]#
Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-es-4…

Fetching rpm headers…
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Name                                    Version        Rel
———————————————————-
GConf2                            2.8.1          1.el4             i386
MAKEDEV                     3.15.2         3                 i386
MyODBC                        2.50.39        25.RHEL4.1        i386
MySQL-python                1.2.1_p2       1.el4.1           i386
NetworkManager              0.3.1          4.el4             i386
zsh                                     4.2.0
4.EL.4.5          i386

Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies…

libxml2-python-2.6.16-10.1. ########################## Done.
lm_sensors-2.8.7-2.40.5.i38 ########################## Done.
lockdev-1.0.1-6.2.i386.rpm: ########################## Done.
lockdev-devel-1.0.1-6.2.i38 ########################## Done.

8) Goto http://rhn.redhat.com & verify your system status. 
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