2.3.2 Registering an Oracle Linux System With ULN

To register an Oracle Linux system with ULN, follow these steps:

  1. Run the uln_register command.

    # uln_register

    If this command is run in a shell outside of a graphical desktop environment, you may be prompted for the root password if it is not run by the root user. The Registration wizard loads a text user interface menu, where you are able to enter registration information and select options.

    Alternatively, if you use the GNOME graphical user desktop, select Activities, and then search for 'ULN Registration'. Click the ULN Registration shortcut icon. Note that this application requires system administrator level privileges, so you are prompted for your password to run the application in a desktop environment. This application must be run by a user who is registered as a system administrator on the system.

  2. When prompted, enter your ULN user name, password, and customer support identifier (CSI).

  3. Enter a name for the system that will enable you to identify it on ULN, then choose whether to upload hardware and software profile data that allows ULN to select the appropriate packages for the system.

  4. If you have an Oracle Linux Premier Support account, you can choose to configure a system that is running a supported kernel to receive kernel updates from Oracle Ksplice.

The dnf-plugin-spacewalk and rhn-client-tools packages are installed and enabled and your system is subscribed to the appropriate software channels.

If you use a proxy server for Internet access, see Section 2.4.3, “Configuring the Use of a Proxy Server”.

For information about registering to use Ksplice, see Oracle® Linux: Ksplice User's Guide.