How To Register The Oracle Linux System With The Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

Most of us knows about RHEL subscription but only few of them knows about Oracle subscription and its details.

Even i don’t know the information about this and i recently came to know about this and wants to share this with others so, i’m going to write a article which will guide you to register the Oracle Linux system with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).

This allows the register systems to get software update and other patches ASAP.

What Is Unbreakable Linux Network

ULN stands for Unbreakable Linux Network which is owned by Oracle. If you have a active subscription to Oracle OS Support, you can register your system with Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).

ULN offers software patches, updates, and fixes for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, as well as information on yum, Ksplice, and support policies. You can also download useful packages that are not included in the original distribution.

The ULN Alert Notification Tool periodically checks with ULN and alerts you when updates are available.

If you want to use ULN repository with yum to manage your systems, make sure your system should registered with ULN and subscribe each system to one or more ULN channels. When you register a system with ULN, automatically it will choose latest version of channel based on the system architecture and OS.

How To Register As A ULN User

To register as a ULN user, make sure you have a valid customer support identifier (CSI) for Oracle Linux support or Oracle VM support.

Follow the below steps to register as a ULN user.

Visit @ linux.oracle.com

If you already have an SSO account, click Sign On.

If you don’t have a account, click Create New Single Signon Account and follow the onscreen instructions to create one.

Verify your email address to complete your account setup.

Log in using your SSO user name and password. On the Create New ULN User page, enter your CSI and click Create New User.

Note :

  • If no administrator is currently assigned to manage the CSI, you are prompted to click Confirm to become the CSI administrator.
  • If your user name already exists on the system, you are prompted to proceed to ULN by clicking the link Unbreakable Linux Network.

How To Register The Oracle Linux 6/7 System With ULN

Just run the below command and follow the instruction to register the system.

# uln_register

Make sure your system is having active internet connection. Also keep ready your Oracle Single Sign-On Login & password (SSO) details then hit Next.

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Input your login information for Unbreakable Linux Network, then hit Next.

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Register a System Profile – Hardware information, then hit Next.

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Register a System Profile – Packages configuration, then hit Next.

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Press “Next” to send this System Profile to Unbreakable Linux Network.

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Sending Profile to Unbreakable Linux Network is under processing.

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ULN registration has been done and review system subscription details. If everything is fine, then hit ok.

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â Oracle Linux 6 Latest (x86_64)                                                                                                         â
â Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 for Oracle Linux 6 (x86_64)                                                                    â
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Finally hit Finish to complete the registration.

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ULN registration has been done successfully, in order to get repository from ULN run the following command.

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, presto, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security, tmprepo, ulninfo, verify, versionlock
This system is receiving updates from ULN.
ol6_x86_64_UEKR3_latest                                                                                                | 1.2 kB     00:00
ol6_x86_64_UEKR3_latest/primary                                                                                        |  35 MB     00:14
ol6_x86_64_UEKR3_latest                                                                                                               874/874
repo id                                  repo name                                                                                      status
ol6_x86_64_UEKR3_latest                  Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for Oracle Linux 6 (x86_64) - Latest                      874
ol6_x86_64_latest                        Oracle Linux 6 Latest (x86_64)                                                                 40,092
repolist: 40,966

Also, you can check the same in ULN website. Go to the System tab to view the list of registered systems.

To view list of the enabled repositories. Go to the System tab then hit the corresponding system. Also, you can able to see the available updates for the system for errata.

To manage subscription channel. Go to the System tab, then hit appropriate system name and finally hit Manage Subscriptions.

Vinoth Kumar

Vinoth Kumar has 3.5+ years of experience in Linux server administration & RHEL certified professional. He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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