Bug 1021742 - Docs are unclear about using virt-who on RHEL based Hypervisors
Docs are unclear about using virt-who on RHEL based Hypervisors
Product: Subscription Asset Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Deon Ballard
Katello Bug Bin
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Blocks: sam13-tracker
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Reported: 2013-10-21 20:42 EDT by Kyle Benson
Modified: 2013-11-01 11:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-11-01 10:21:22 EDT
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Description Kyle Benson 2013-10-21 20:42:45 EDT
Description of problem:
In the newest release of documentation for SAM 1.3, the documentation is tremendously unclear about the usage of virt-who on RHEL based hypervisors

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Problematic Section: 7.1

Text in question:
"The hypervisor is registered first with Subscription Asset Manager, and then a related process on the system scans for any guests and submits the discovered UUIDs to the subscription service. For VMWare ESX hypervisors, this process is virt-who. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux hypervisors such as Xen and KVM, this is done through the libvirt process when the rhn-virtualization-host command is run."


Suggestion for improvement:

In the previous docs for 1.2, the following section goes into greater detail about using SAM in a virtualized environment and the role of virt-who on RHEL based Hypervisors:


The current docs should reflect this importance as well.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Kyle Benson 2013-10-24 06:24:21 EDT
Could I get some clarification on why this was closed? The 'rhn-virtualization-host' package is only available for clients that subscribe to the RHN Tools channel. Which isn't an available repository when subscribed via RHSM.


[root@sat-montana ~]# yum repolist all | grep -i tool
This system is receiving updates from Red Hat Subscription Management.
This system is not registered with RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
You can use rhn_register to register.
RHN Satellite or RHN Classic support will be disabled.
rhel-6-server-cf-tools-1-beta-debug-rpms     Red Hat CloudForms  disabled
rhel-6-server-cf-tools-1-beta-rpms           Red Hat CloudForms  disabled
rhel-6-server-cf-tools-1-beta-source-rpms    Red Hat CloudForms  disabled
rhel-6-server-cf-tools-1-debug-rpms          Red Hat CloudForms  disabled
rhel-6-server-cf-tools-1-rpms                Red Hat CloudForms  enabled:     31
rhel-6-server-cf-tools-1-source-rpms         Red Hat CloudForms  disabled

So RHSM, and SAM guests, could not use that package.

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