How to Sign Up No-Cost Redhat Developer Subscription?

  • Users can avail no-cost subscription by joining the Red Hat Developer program at its absolutely free.
  • User account will be created with a User ID & Password.
  • 16 Entitlements are provided for free to subscribe for 16 Virtual Compute or Dedicated Compute without any restrictions to the system resources.

To Activate RHEL Subscription in Compute:

  1. For activation of the RHEL subscription use the above User ID & Password to register VM with Redhat Subscription Manager.
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager register --username <user id> --password <password>
  1. To list available subscriptions provided for free entitlements and note down the Subscription Pool ID that you use to activate it on the server
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager list --available
  1. To activate a specific subscription use the Subscription Pool ID and the following the command.
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager subscribe --pool=<Pool ID>


Use the following command to attach any available subscription that matches the current system.

[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager attach --auto
  1. To get the status of the consumed subscriptions use the following command.
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager list --consumed
  1. To check enabled subscriptions use the below command.
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager list
  1. If you want to remove active subscriptions from virtual machines.follow below commands
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager remove --all
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager unregister
[root@e2e ~]# subscription-manager clean

In a Similar way, users have to perform steps 1 to 3 in RHEL VM’s to activate subscription.

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