How to access Red Hat update servers (RHUI 2)
As RHUI 2 is scheduled for decommission, you should consider updating to RHUI 3. For more information, see How to install and use Red hat Update Infrastructure (RHUI 3).
UKCloud has implemented a Red Hat Update Infrastructure (RHUI) to provide automatic updates to our Red Hat customers in the Assured OFFICIAL and Elevated OFFICIAL security domains. The benefits over the existing system are the reliable availability of patch updates and Red Hat approved OS templates.
Before you attempt to establish a connection to RHUI, you need to make sure your virtual machines (VMs) can communicate with the RHUI, which exists outside of your cloud organisation. This may involve editing the NAT and firewall settings within your edge gateway to allow traffic to traverse into your virtual data centre (VDC). For how to do this, see the articles for creating NAT and firewall rules.
This article is intended for customers who have not yet migrated to RHUI v3. If you need information for RHUI 3, see How to access Red Hat update servers (RHUI 3).
New Red Hat VM templates
Certain Red Hat templates within the public catalog are automatically configured to receive updates from UKCloud's RHUI. The templates are:
RHEL6.6 - UKCloud-RHEL6.6-x86_64-RHUI-Template
RHEL7.1 - UKCloud-RHEL7.1-x86_64-RHUI-Template
These templates have the following properties:
You can find the default root password in the VM Properties Description field (you can set the password using Guest Customization)
Red Hat Update Infrastructure enabled for standard packages
VMware Tools / Guest Customization enabled
32GB disk space / 1 x vCPU / 2GB ram (default, adjust as required)
You can adjust the VM properties as required and you'll be billed as per the standard VM sizes as described in the UKCloud Pricing Guide. You will not be billed on additional storage until you reach the 60GiB of provisioned disk space.
Old Red Hat VM templates
If you have already deployed a Red Hat VM using the old templates, you can configure it to access the RHUI by following this guide:
High Availability (HA) and Extended Update Support (EUS) are premium Red Hat services, you'll need to notify UKCloud for access to these repositories or will need to bring your own licenses to support these additional services. If required, we can provide access to additional repositories such as Scalable File System, Load Balancer or Resilient Storage. To access these services, please raise a request via the My Calls section in the UKCloud Portal and it will be uploaded to your private catalog.
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