Bug 1417910

Summary: Describe advanced fields of Remote EXecution job
Product: Red Hat Satellite Reporter: Pavel Moravec <pmoravec>
Component: Docs Managing HostsAssignee: Sergei Petrosian <spetrosi>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Russell Dickenson <rdickens>
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Version: 6.2.8CC: adahms, jhutar, psuriset
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Description Pavel Moravec 2017-01-31 12:13:15 UTC
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Describe the issue: 
When invoking a job via REX, one can specify advanced fields like "Concurrency level" and "Life span". Setting these have nontrivial impact to the way how individual sub-tasks are managed/maintained/created. The few words hint in WebUI is insufficient to describe this.


Suggestions for improvement: 
Please provide bigger description of setting either value, what the default value is and what the default behaviour is. I do not insist on having it in our documentation, either way works well for me:

- in documentation (where is usage of REX described at all?)
- in WebUI (i.e. in pup-up help similar to "Explanation" link on "Type of query"; this might be the best, in case the description is short enough
- in KCS (that I can write down, based on input from devels)


Additional information:

Comment 1 Andrew Dahms 2017-09-06 01:06:15 UTC
Assigning to Sergei for review.

Sergei - the Host Configuration Guide already contains some text on this, but we can add some additional detail based on the description of 'Concurrency Level' and 'Time span' in the following -

https://www.theforeman.org/plugins/foreman_remote_execution/0.3/index.html

The updates need to be made to the 'Executing Jobs' section.

Comment 5 Sergei Petrosian 2017-09-07 10:00:37 UTC
The changes are now live on the customer portal. 

Thank you

Comment 6 Andrew Dahms 2018-01-15 01:21:07 UTC
Updating the component and doc type.