Red Hat Linux

ICT provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux site licenses for members of the university community that includes:

  • unlimited subscriptions for campus servers
  • unlimited subscriptions for staff and students
  • One subscription to the RHN Satellite server

A subscription provides you with access to the Red Hat Network to download updates. The ICT site license does not include a support contract for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In order to download and install Red Hat Linux Enterprise, you will need to provide your NSID username and password.

The download and installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a two-part process.

Part 1. Download and Install

Download and install Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Quick Install Instructions

1. Download and burn the RHEL ISO images from

Part 2. Register For Updates

Register with Red Hat Network (RHN) for updates

Register with our Red Hat satellite (RHSM) for updates

  • you will have to be on campus or on the vpn to connect to rhsm for updates
    Open a terminal window.
    Applications --> System Tools --> Terminal

In the Terminal, switch to root.

$ su -

Run the commands

  1. rpm -Uvh
  2. subscription-manager register --org="Usask" --activationkey="usask-systems"      
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