5.1 Registering with the Unbreakable Linux Network

When you install Oracle Linux 7 on a system, you have the option of registering the system with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). To register with ULN after installation, you can use the uln_register command. Or,from the desktop menu, you can select System Tools under the Applications menu, then select the ULN Registration option.

To obtain Oracle Linux updates from ULN, you must have an Oracle Linux support subscription. For more information, see https://linux.oracle.com.

During the ULN registration, your server is automatically registered with the latest channels for the base repository and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5.

ULN also provides channels for Oracle-specific software packages such as Oracle's ASMlib user space package and the Oracle Instant Client. To enable access to these packages, log in to ULN and subscribe your system to the Oracle Software for Oracle Linux 7 channel.

If you have an Oracle Linux Premier Support account, you can opt to use Oracle Ksplice, which enables you to keep your systems secure and highly available by automatically updating them with the latest kernel security errata and other critical updates. If you choose to use Ksplice, you can subscribe your systems to the Ksplice for Oracle Linux channel and install the Ksplice on them. After the registration is complete, you can use the yum command to install the Ksplice Uptrack package. The Ksplice Uptrack client downloads the access key from ULN and automatically configures itself so that your system can immediately begin to use Ksplice Uptrack. For more information about Ksplice, see the Oracle Linux Ksplice User's Guide at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/index.html.