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Bug 248044

Summary: [RFE][Satellite] Need WebUI mechanism to identify duplicate system profiles to prevent entitlement wastage
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5 Reporter: Issue Tracker <tao>
Component: UsabilityAssignee: Partha Aji <paji>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Martin Minar <mminar>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: cperry, inode0, jmatthew, mkoci, mminar, msuchy, pnovotny, richard.f.dawson, tao
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: FutureFeature, Triaged
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2010-10-28 14:52:08 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 608759    

Description Issue Tracker 2007-07-12 19:51:59 UTC
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker

Comment 6 Máirín Duffy 2007-10-09 14:43:53 UTC
this is not a usability bug. it is a feature request. reassigning to feature queue.

Comment 9 Máirín Duffy 2008-04-18 20:26:26 UTC
- I want to understand better why activation keys are causing this problem.

- Suggestion to help alleviate the duplicate system profile situation would be
to have a UI, perhaps under where the system entitlements and osftware
entitlements are managed under Your RHN > Subscription Management. This webui
would be similar in purpose to the Virtualization Entitlements webui that warns
you if you are not making the best usage of your virt entitlements. I'm thinknig:

1) have two tabs on the system entitlements page. the page as it is today will
be the default tab named "Modify System Entitlements". The second tab will be
named "Duplicate Systems". This page will list out by system profile name all
the system profiles with more than one system profile. I'll be attaching a
sketch shortly.

Comment 10 Máirín Duffy 2008-04-18 20:32:48 UTC
Actually on second thought i don't like the idea to address this in comment 9.
Instead, I think a better way to approach this is to have a setting whereby you
can indicate:

[x] Automatically delete systems profiles for systems that have not checked in
within the past [______] [ hours | days | weeks | months | years ].

Comment 15 Jeremy West 2008-11-21 20:31:12 UTC
*** Bug 161565 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 18 Clifford Perry 2009-08-21 13:54:22 UTC
This RFE has many many proposed solutions/requests. I think the original as per subject:

Provide a WebUI mechanism to identify duplicate system profiles

I would propose we use the System Search, add something like:

adding a selection/option for system search - 
"return a list of systems where the profile name is duplicated with at least one or more other registered systems"

 and then the user gets that list of systems and can throw them to SSM or whatever to delete duplicate profiles 
- for a usability stance.. making it easy to see which is the newest registered (systemid) instance of that would be good to do as well...


Comment 19 Máirín Duffy 2009-08-24 14:44:25 UTC
Would it be possible to add a column to search results, 'Registration Date'? Or maybe better, 'Profile Age' ?

Comment 21 Martin Minar 2010-09-24 13:01:48 UTC
Verified in 5.4 version.

New tab
Systems>Systems>Duplicate Systems - where user can search duplicated system by IP address, mac address or host name.

Comment 24 Clifford Perry 2010-10-28 14:47:21 UTC
The 5.4.0 RHN Satellite and RHN Proxy release has occurred. This issue has been resolved with this release. 

RHEA-2010:0801 - RHN Satellite Server 5.4.0 Upgrade

RHEA-2010:0803 - RHN Tools enhancement update

RHEA-2010:0802 - RHN Proxy Server 5.4.0 bug fix update

RHEA-2010:0800 - RHN Satellite Server 5.4.0

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