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Description of problem:
It appears as if older servers whose entitlements expire, take
entitlements from servers that were more recently registered. I
would think that an entitlement should be married to a particular box.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Register a box for a year on 9/10/2003
2.Register another box for a year on 4/1/2004
3.Box that was registered on 9/10/2003 takes the entitlement of the
box that was registered on 4/1/2004.
Expected Results: An entitlement should not be taken from a box that
was more recently registered by a box that has an expired entitlement.
We've seen the same behaviour recently. It looks like we're using RHN 3.6.1. We had 7
machines' entitlements expire at the first of the month. All free entitlements were used to
renew the machines' entitlements, and several of the most recently registered and entitled
servers were unsubscribed from their channels and the entitlements applied elsewhere.
Here are my line item suggestions after troubleshooting this event:
- disable automated unsubscription and reallocation of entitlements from newly registered
machines to old expired machines. I can hardly imagine when I would even want the
option of this feature. The result is the same either way (systems are left unentitled), and
it seems more intuitive that I would be left with the older machines unentitled because
warnings of expiration are already sent out via email.
- disable automated application of free entitlements for expired systems. I'd like the
option to be able to see which machines are no longer unentitled and then manually
entitle them. This can be critical when associating costs with specific machines.
- provide an aggregated view of system events logging, not just the events link under each
system. this could be used to identify which machines have expired and/or undergone
subscription actions. There is no way to currently view this type of information without
looking at the details of each individual machine which is very ineffecient.
That should do it. Let me know if you need any further information, or if that last request
should be moved to a new RFE.
Reassigning bugs from gdk (old RHN engineering Manager) to tsanders (current
RHN engineering manager)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 140579 ***