The Red Hat Knowledgebase provides you with access to articles, solutions, product documentation, and community discussions.
The Red Hat Knowledgebase is normally available only if you have a subscription purchased directly from Red Hat. However, Google Cloud has partnered with Red Hat to provide access to the Red Hat Knowledgebase for all Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users on Google Cloud. This is available as a single-sign-on (SSO) option through the Google Cloud console.
This SSO option to the Red Hat Knowledgebase is available whether your virtual machine (VM) instances use pay-as-you-go (PAYG) or bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) RHEL OS images.
When you access the Red Hat Knowledgebase by using the Google Cloud console, you are granted access to the portal without the need for authentication for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the token expires and you need to authenticate again using the SSO from the Google Cloud console.
To access the Red Hat Knowledgebase you must have a VM instance that uses a RHEL OS image. The VM instance must also meet the following requirements:
- The VM must have an attached BYOS or PAYG RHEL license. See View the licenses associated with a VM.
- The VM must be in the
RUNNINGstate. See Checking a VM's status.
To get the permissions that you need to view the Red Hat Knowledgebase,
ask your administrator to grant you the
Compute Viewer role (
roles/compute.viewer) IAM role on project.
For more information about granting roles, see Manage access.
This predefined role contains the permissions required to view the Red Hat Knowledgebase. To see the exact permissions that are required, expand the Required permissions section:
The following permissions are required to view the Red Hat Knowledgebase:
Access Red Hat Knowledgebase
You can use the Google Cloud console to access the Red Hat Knowledgebase.
In the Google Cloud console, go to the VM instances page.
Click on any RHEL VM that you have running. The VM must be in a
RUNNINGstate to access the Red Hat Knowledgebase link.
Click Red Hat Knowledgebase.