Bug 1226457 - Install will occasionally fail on virtual machines
Summary: Install will occasionally fail on virtual machines
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: Unspecified
Assignee: Katello Bug Bin
QA Contact: jcallaha
URL: http://projects.theforeman.org/issues...
: 1224256 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-05-29 20:34 UTC by Bryan Kearney
Modified: 2017-02-23 19:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-12 14:00:25 UTC
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Foreman Issue Tracker 10654 0 None None None 2016-04-22 15:00:44 UTC

Description Bryan Kearney 2015-05-29 20:34:18 UTC
The installation will occasionally fail on virtual machines. This is due to the extra time which is taken for tomcat to start up and generate keys. The key generation requires entropy which is difficult to get on VMs which are headless.

Comment 1 Bryan Kearney 2015-05-29 20:37:09 UTC
Created redmine issue http://projects.theforeman.org/issues/10654 from this bug

Comment 2 Bryan Kearney 2015-05-31 13:22:55 UTC
fixed by 48e6321ccf9091fb41dc33d3c73846377f98e2a5

Comment 3 Bryan Kearney 2015-05-31 14:05:33 UTC
Moving to POST since upstream bug http://projects.theforeman.org/issues/10654 has been closed

Comment 4 Corey Welton 2015-06-01 12:47:54 UTC
Can we get some details on how the entropy was generated, etc., for this fix?

Also, need verification steps, specifically which type of VMs might be more prone to install failure.

Comment 5 Bryan Kearney 2015-06-01 12:52:35 UTC
No new entropy was generated, only the wait time was increased.

Verification is effectively a no-break install. I have been able to generate the error on kvm running on RHEL6, but I expect it to be very hardware specific. So, a successful install I believe is  fair verification.

Comment 6 jcallaha 2015-06-04 19:41:08 UTC
Verified in Sat 6.1 GA Snap 7

Successfully installed on VM 5 times. There may still be configurations that could block an installation on other VMs, but as long as the user follows the recommended guidelines in Satellite documentation, those should be few and far between.

Comment 7 Mike McCune 2015-06-09 04:20:11 UTC
*** Bug 1224256 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Bryan Kearney 2015-08-11 13:25:44 UTC
This bug is slated to be released with Satellite 6.1.

Comment 9 Bryan Kearney 2015-08-12 14:00:25 UTC
This bug was fixed in version 6.1.1 of Satellite which was released on 12 August, 2015.

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