Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129254
[RFE] Allow Update only registrations even if open Management entitlements exist
Last modified: 2007-10-23 22:01:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
Detail also available in Red Hat support request #351616
I have 6 management entitlements out of about 250 total entitlements
(a mix of ES and WS). I would like to limit the use of the management
entitlements to a small set of critical systems. However, not all
those systems are deployed yet. Since the first six systems
registered (only two of which fit my critical system criteria) got the
management entitlement, and because I cannot down grade an entitlement
on line, I have to remember to remove their profiles and then register
the newly deployed critical system as well as reregister the one whose
profile I removed. This is unnecessarily painful.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Remove profile from RHN
3.Log into RHN see that system has management entitlement
I think it's worth noting that there's a bit of additional irony here.
We only purchased the Basic version of Workstation for which, it
seems, the management module is not even an option.
Wow this is old.
You can always use a registration key that allows you to specify the entitlement
level. If that is not satisfactory, please feel free to reopen this bug, and we
will consider it as an enhancement request.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Wow this is old.
> You can always use a registration key that allows you to specify the entitlement
> level. If that is not satisfactory, please feel free to reopen this bug, and we
> will consider it as an enhancement request.
Where does one get such a registration key? We purchased entitlements in bulk.
Our confirmation of purchase was simply that RHN showed we had X number of
entitlements for each of the versions we subscribed.
But any way, it's now a moot point since we decided not to go with the
management entitlements when we renewed a couple months ago. However the
inability to downgrade had a bad effect even then. It was most unpleasant to
discover that instead of downgrading our registered machines, all of our
existing registrations (over 100) were marked unentitled, with no warning
whatsoever in spite that we did renew the Update subscriptions on time. It was
incredibly irritating to have our users complain that up2date was no longer
working for them and then to log in to RHN see all those gray X's. Fortunately
I found the entitlement management page and was able to redo them in bulk.