Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1313891
[RFE] provisioning template test capability
Last modified: 2017-06-15 13:32:10 EDT
Description of problem:
When creating and modifying provisioning templates within the Satellite 6.x web interface there is no easy way (discoverable!!) to test the modifications except repeatedly building systems and watching them fail, then read piles of logs, turn on debugging, etc..
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a template.
2. Intentionally create code that fails to build
3. Provision a machine
The kickstart template build fails. Satellite continues provisioning the machine. The system build usually fails. No notification that the system build failed. The system remains stuck in the building state. Someone has to determine that it is a stuck build rather than a slow build. Connect to a console for the system and see why it is stuck. Determine that the template failed to be retrieved. Determine why the template didn't work in the first place.
The kickstart template build fails. An error is generated. Satellite rolls back the provisioning operation (kind of like when registering/setting up the system in IdM fails).
The user then can see which portion of the template (provisioning/snippet/finish) failed and then use a test template button (maybe beside the Resolve Template button - or better yet on a diagnostics page) and use this to refine templates to meet a build.. Probably better as part of a hostgroup configuration.
Workaround Create a new host and submit the provisioning request. Go to the Compute resource and power off the vm machine. Using the IP address information in the host build tab access:
This will indeed show you exactly which template is causing the problem and give you an as-good-as-it-gets error message.
Documented in an odd place - What's inside provisioning templates. Not listed in troubleshooting templates on the Foreman site. Should also be list in troubleshooting templates.
Added troubleshooting section to identifying the spoof parameter more clearly:
Added similar text to:
Moving 6.2 bugs out to sat-backlog.
Thank you for your interest in Satellite 6. We have evaluated this request, and we do not expect this to be implemented in product in the forseeable future. We are therefore closing this out as WONTFIX. If you have any concerns about this, please feel free to contact Rich Jerrido or Bryan Kearney. Thank you.