Bug 488139 - Add Documentation to Reference Guide: Software Channel Entitlements Across Satellite
Add Documentation to Reference Guide: Software Channel Entitlements Across Sa...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Ha
Joshua Wulf
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Blocks: sat531-docs
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Reported: 2009-03-02 15:54 EST by Issue Tracker
Modified: 2014-10-19 18:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-17 08:51:10 EDT
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Description Issue Tracker 2009-03-02 15:54:47 EST
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker
Comment 1 Issue Tracker 2009-03-02 15:54:49 EST
Description of problem:  RHN v5.2 Reference Guide  - 11.1.4.1, has little or no information on how to interpret the Usage column information for Software Channel Entitlements Across Satellite.  
1.  Does Red Hat have more information on this Usage column?  The Usage column numbers and percentages, do not make sense to me.  What controls these percentages?  How do I know if the percentages are correct?  What happens, for example, when the 188 in the following example increases to (100%)?  example:  174 of 188 (93%).  
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Comment 6 Xixi 2009-03-02 16:00:15 EST
Summary:

RHN v5.2 Reference Guide  - 11.1.4.1, has little or no information on how to interpret the Usage column information for Software Channel Entitlements Across Satellite.

Support spoke to jsherrill and was able to pass on the information to the
customer.  

Please add documentation such as that in Comment #4 to the reference guide.
Comment 11 Jason Willeford 2009-10-14 18:48:59 EDT
Per customers request and blessing by engineering, I have made this bz public.
Comment 12 John Ha 2009-11-03 19:13:37 EST
I've rewritten the content in question to the following to explain the "Usage" column further. Let me know if the explanation is clear and correct, and of course any suggestions for improvement. Thanks!

The Organizations subtab also contains broad usage information in the System-Wide Entitlement Usage section, including:

 * Total — The total number of channel entitlements for the Satellite.
 * Available — The number of entitlements currently available for allocation.
 * Usage — The number of entitlements currently in use by all organizations
   (aside from the base organization), compared to the total number of
   entitlements allocated. 

For example, if the Total column is 100 and the Available column is 70, that means 30 entitlements are allocated for organizations. The Usage column shows how many of those 30 allocated entitlements are in use by organizations besides the base organization. So if the Usage column reads 24 of 30 (80%), that means 24 channel entitlements are distributed to Satellite organizations (other than the base organization) out of 30 total allocated.
Comment 16 Brandon Perkins 2010-05-14 18:00:51 EDT
Release Pending.  Checked on rlx-3-10.rhndev.redhat.com with:

rhn-i18n-guides-5.3.0.16-1.el5sat
rhn-i18n-release-notes-5.3.0.8-1.el5sat
satellite-branding-5.3.0.28-1.el5sat
satellite-doc-indexes-5.3.24-1.el5sat
Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2010-05-17 08:51:10 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2010-0413.html

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