Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1259410
[RFE] Subscription-manager should print notifications about over-consumption
Last modified: 2017-12-08 21:03:57 EST
When a consumer has over-consumed, there is currently no notification that they have surplus entitlements that can be returned to a pool. Over-consumption has not typically been a problem with stacking on RAM as people seldom remove RAM from a system. However, stacking on other attributes does create a need to alert users to over-consumption.
Subscription-manager and subscription-manager-gui should print a clear alert message when they detect over-consumption. In the GUI, a message in the status bar at the bottom of the window might work. The CLI will probably need to print a banner at the top of any output.
Alternatively, the RHSM icon could be used to alter the consumer. This option would be nice as it wouldn't require the user to be in the context of subscription-manager to get the notification.
Care must be taken around what is considered to be over-consumption. Some subscriptions exist with indivisible quantities greater than 1. The idea of over-consumption must take this into account. E.g. a system with 5 CPUs and 3 entitlements for 2 CPU products is not over-consumed.
(In reply to Alex Wood from comment #0)
> The CLI will probably need to print a banner at the top of any output.
I'm not too fond of this ^ idea. I'd rather see it show up in the subscription-manager list --consumed Status fields as well as the output from the subscription-manager status module.
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Still a valid request for subscription-manager generally. We'll look at it for RHEL7.