Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 650184
RFE: entitlement handling when systems are registered across different organizations
Last modified: 2010-11-16 15:20:53 EST
Description of problem:
Virtual machines registered on a Satellite server usually don't consume their own entitlements. That's true up to 4 guests in case of host is using regular RHEL and unlimited when host is using AP. A problem comes up, when you have different satellite organizations available. See attached picture. Hosts are registered in Org A and virtual machines in Org B. This is a common setup. Usually you want to have a separation of management systems (hypervisors) and workload systems (virtual machines) since different people/departments are responsible for those systems.
The problem now is, when the hosts are not available in the same org where the virtual systems have been registered, every virtual system is consuming an entitlements. This results in additional entitlements that have been bought by a customer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup two satellite orgs
2.register one hypervisor (rhev-h or rhel) into org A
3.in org B, register a virtual machine running on the hypervisor that has been registered in org A
virtual machine is consuming an entitlement.
virtual machine is _not_ consuming an entitlement and inherits the one from the host where it runs on.
Created attachment 458087 [details]
satellite with two orgs, where hypervisors are registered in org A and virtual machines in org B
note to myself: looks like this feature is available in RHNS-5.4
This is in Sat 5.4.0 as a listed feature/capability.