Description of problem:
test-wren status has become unentitled. I have tried deleting and
re-registering the profile in RHN but system does not have any entitlement?
Some background is that this machine is a VM in a VMware ESX environment. It
lives on a completely isolated network for testing purposes and is a machine
cloned from wren (sid 1006970824).
The error message is below. Possible cause is that the system shares a real IP
address with stork (sid 1007244564) for the sole purpose of doing system
updates. Test-wren had existed for 6 months and was updated in this way until
it became unentitled with an event from event history:
Summary: removed system entitlement
Further info from running "up2date-nox -u":
Service not enabled for system profile: "test-wren"
Error Class Code: 31
Error Class Info:
This system does not have a valid entitlement for Red Hat Network.
Please visit https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/systems/SystemEntitlements.do
or login at https://rhn.redhat.com, and from the "Your RHN" tab,
select "Subscription Management" to enable RHN service for this system.
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The link again to test-wren (was put in the link field originally but I can't
see it being referenced):
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
I've since deleted the profile for 1007933207. I confirmed that SIDs can't
share the same ip address so simply allocated a separate IP address for these
servers for the purpose of updates.
The reason for this problem was that production machines were cloned in a VMware
ESX and put onto an isolated network. When testing RHN updates I just used to
use a temporary IP address for each of the cloned machines (but something
changed on RHN to stop this) and bring up that interface on the real network.
Now I have to use separate IP-addresses for each cloned VM even though I have
created new uuids and new profiles in RHN and am using separate licenses.
BTW activation keys are a pain when cloning VMs in RHEL5 although possible to
work around (there are legitimate reasons for doing this) even when you want to
use separate licenses.
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