Yum displays system not registered warning in RHUI based clients

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Operating System and Software

  • Rocky Linux
  • Red Hat Update Infrastructure (RHUI)


  • Yum update in RHUI based clients shows system not registered.
  • How to remove registration warning in RHUI systems?
  • Disable subscription manager repositories in RHUI based systems.
  • The yum command displays warning message while listing repositories in On-demand cloud instances which are fetching updates from RHUI server.
   # yum repolist
    Updating Subscription Management repositories.
    Unable to read consumer identity
    This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
    repo id                                                                                   repo name
    rhui-rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rhui-rpms            Rocky Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStream from RHUI (RPMs)
    rhui-rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-rhui-rpms               Rocky Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS from RHUI (RPMs)

How to Fix

The subscription manager plugin must be disabled (change enabled=1 to enabled=0) to remove the warnings as the updates are fetched from RHUI via CDS (Content Delivery Server).

   # cat /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/subscription-manager.conf

Origin of the Problem

  • The Red Hat Update Infrastructure includes components like RHUA (Red Hat Update Appliance) and CDS.
  • The RHUA downloads the new packages from Red Hat’s CDN (Content Delivery Network) which gets copied to CDS nodes.
  • The RHEL clients intergrated with RHUI receives updates from repositories provided by CDS nodes.
  • The RHUI systems need not be registered with subscription manager which generates the warning.
   This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. 

Diagnostic Steps

  • Confirm the RHUI client rpm is installed in the system.
   # rpm -qa | grep rhui-client*
  • CDS URL’s will be used by the repo configuration.
   # grep mirrorlist /etc/yum.repos.d/rh-cloud.repo

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