Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1459061
[QA] Verify hostgroup-based provisioning
Last modified: 2017-07-18 15:17:43 EDT
Foreman has a feature called Hostgroup-based rendering
This is not widely used by our community but Satellite customers often seek this feature because of how provisioning worked in Satellite 5. Please ensure this works:
1) Associate host group with an operating system, installation media and architecture in Templates page.
2) Render Default PXE Template using the button
3) PXE boot an unknown host on PXE/DHCP managed network.
4) Menu shows up, hostgroup should appear, install a system with it.
We often see bugs when templates do not render correctly or they do not complete provisioning process. Make sure the host is provisioned and it register itself into Satellite 6.
This is not a blocker feature, but if this fails to pass, we need to fix this in z-stream at least.
Filed doco bug for this as well: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1459062
Lukas, is this a request for QE testing of the feature? Should it be moved to POST?
Yes, sorry bout that. QA only.
I recorded a video that shows the workflow for Satellite 6.3. I hope that gives you enough information how to test and document this.
Closing this out. Please use Discovery + rules instead of host group provisioning.