Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 663953
RHEL5 host with RHEL5 guest virtualized using vmware use FGE even with virtualization/virt. platform enabled
Last modified: 2016-07-03 20:55:49 EDT
Description of problem:
When registering RHEL5 guests virtualized using vmware flex guest entitlements are used even when virtualization/virt. platform entitlement is enabled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL5 host with vmware
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Register vmware guest into satelite
2. Guest is recognized as virtual guest
3. Check software channel entitlements
Guest is using FGE even tho it's host have virtualization/virt. platform enabled.
When host have virtualization/virt. platform enabled - guests are for free (in case of virtualization it's up to 4 guests)
I think, that this is the expected behaviour. The virtualization and virtualization_host entitlements are supposed to *only* work with RHEL virtualization (RHEL 5 Xen & KVM, RHEL 6 KVM). VMWare guests should use flex guests.
What Daniel says is correct. We don't recognize vmware hosts, so giving a virt or virt_platform entitlement won't have any effect. VMware guests should ALWAYS use flex entitlement or regular physical entitlement. They cannot get their entitlements for 'free' like KVM and Xen guests can. The Virtualization and Virt_platform entitlements are only for KVM and Xen hosts.
I'll see if i can find some documentation.