Bug 1296666 - RFE: Expose rhn.system.uuid to Macros
RFE: Expose rhn.system.uuid to Macros
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: New Feature (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andrew Hecox
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Reported: 2016-01-07 14:25 EST by Justin J. Novack
Modified: 2018-02-01 10:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-02-01 10:55:18 EST
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Description Justin J. Novack 2016-01-07 14:25:10 EST
Description of problem: 

  The rhn.system macro object does not contain uuid, a critical unique characteristic that is not the hostname.  I would rather not expose the hostname or profile name of the server, I would rather expose a slightly cryptic, yet always-unique uuid.

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add {|rhn.system.uuid|} to any configuration file.
2. Deploy file
3. Witness failure.

Actual results:
  See {| rhn.system.uuid |} within text file.

Expected results:
  See the actual uuid of the server within the text file.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Justin J. Novack 2016-01-07 14:26:50 EST
I understand a workaround is to add the UUID to a custom variable.  That is how I'm currently working around this issue, however it is cumbersome to populate and requires me to perform an action every new server.
Comment 2 Tomas Lestach 2016-01-08 03:24:49 EST
Justin, please open a ticket with Red Hat Support, to correctly track your request.

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