Subscribing to the Patches for RHEL sites

Subscribe to the Patches for RHEL sites through the License Overview dashboard.

Before you begin

RHEL 5.x requires the use of YUM utility version 3.2.19-18 or later.
Note: The RHSMDownloadPlu​gin does not support patch deployment to RHEL 5. RHEL 5 reached its end of life (EOL) in March 2017. Subsequently, BigFix supports of the earlier version of the RHEL plug-in and download cacher has ended. For BigFix notices about the RHEL 5 EOL, see


  1. From the BigFix Management domain, click License Overview dashboard.
  2. Scroll down to view the available content sites.
  3. Click Enable to select the version of Patches for RHEL site to which you want to subscribe.
  4. Open the Manage Sites node and select your newly subscribed site.
  5. From the site dialog, click the Computer Subscriptions tab to assign the site to the appropriate computers.
  6. From the Operator Permissions tab, select the operators that you want to associate with this site and their level of permission.
  7. Click Save Changes.


You are now subscribed to a Patches for RHEL site.