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SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

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SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

As per the deployment Guide,  To use Ansible for the deployment, the Ansible controller machine must be connected to the Red Hat Network with a Server-Optional subscription in addition to the Base (operatingsystem) subscription. Could you please explain what is Server-Optional subscription? (We have registered RHEL7). Thanks!!

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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

Hello @AmitSri,

 

that is a step that is good-to-have, but I don't think it is a requirement. I am installing Viya on CentOS for testing purposes and CentOS does not have any subscription, of course.


What you will need, for sure, is to add the SAS repositories, to be able to download/install the SAS software, also in the deployment steps.

 

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_subscription_management/1/html/rhsm/supplement...

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/265523

http://documentation.sas.com/?cdcId=calcdc&cdcVersion=3.2&docsetId=dplyml0phy0lax&docsetTarget=p1w4w...

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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

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@JuanS_OCS,

 

>> that is a step that is good-to-have, but I don't think it is a requirement.

 

This is not true. Server-Optional subscription is a requirement on RHEL!

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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

Thanks Alex!!

How to obtain this. Will it come by default when we register RHEL? We have registered RHEL7.1 and if I do a command for subscription-manager version, I am unable to find server-optional subscription. Will it show some other words instead like extended RHEL etc. Thanks!!
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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

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@AmitSri,

 

What do you have in files in /etc/yum.repos.d/*?

 

For an example, here is rhel-mirror.repo from my server:

...
[rhel7-optional]
name=RHEL7 Optional
baseurl=http://<FQDN>/pub/vendor_pkgs/RedHat/7/x86_64/optional
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-release
...

 

This might be specific to our organization.  Please check this page on Red Hat website:

 

How to access Optional and Supplementary channels, and -devel packages using Red Hat Subscription Ma...

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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

Okay.. I too have found little similar to that. So does it means I do have server-optional subscription?

My outcome for the command /etc/yum.repos.d/* is:
....
[rhel-7server-e4s-optional-rpms]
baseurl=https://cdn.redhat.com/content/e4s/rhel/server/7/$releasesever//basearch/optional/os
and so on ....
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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

@AmitSri,

 

No. Please check link below:

 

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/392003

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Re: SAS Viya deployment: what is redhat server-optional subscription

Thanks for the input @alexal

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